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Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 15, 2005

FISCAL YEAR 2006 APPLICATION FOR NEW GRANTS

CENTERS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAM

CFDA No. 84.220 OMB No. 1840-0616 Expiration Date: 6/30/2008

International Education Programs Service U.S. Department of Education 1990 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006-8521

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Dear Applicant Letter…………………………………………………………… 2 Introduction………………………………………………………………………. 3-7 Closing Date Notice…………………………………………………………….. 8-16 Electronic Submission Policies…………………………………………………. 17 Application Instructions and Forms…………………………………………….. 18-19 Instructions for the Preparation of the Application Narrative………………… 20 Assurance………………………………………………………………………… 21 Selection Criteria………………………………………………………………… 22-23 Information Concerning Supplemental Materials……………………………. 24 Statute…………………………………………………………………………..… 25-31 Technical Review Forms………………………………………………………... 32-40 Application Transmittal Instructions……………………………………………. 41-42 Application for Federal Assistance (ED 424)………………………………….. 43-47 Budget Forms and Instructions (ED 524)……………………………………… 48-52 Certifications and Forms………………………………………………………… 53-59 Executive Order 12372 – Intergovernmental Review………………………… 60-61 State Single Point of Contact (SPOCs)……………………………………….. 62-66 The Government Performance and Results Act……………………………… 67-69 EELIAS – Evaluation of Exchange, Language, International and Area Studies…………………………………………………. 70-71 Important Notice – Form 5348………………………………………………… 72 Survey on Ensursing Equal Opportunity for Applicants……………………… 73-75

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October 2005

Dear Applicant: Thank you for your interest in the Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) program. Included in this application booklet are the program introduction, instructions, and forms needed to submit a complete application package to the U.S. Department of Education. The CIBE program provides grants to eligible applicants for up to 48 months to pay the Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing and operating Centers for International Business Education. Eligible applicants are U.S. institutions of higher education or consortia of such institutions. Please review the Notice Inviting Applications, contained in this booklet, for the instructions concerning submission of applications in our e-Application system. A new font standard has been added in the Notice, which requires that you use one of the following fonts in your application narrative: Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New or Arial. Applications submitted in any other font (including Times Roman, Arial Narrow) will not be accepted. A program officer is available to provide technical assistance if you have any questions after reviewing the application booklet. Please refer to the introduction that follows for the names and telephone numbers of the contact person. We look forward to receiving your application and appreciate your efforts to promote excellence in international education. Sincerely,

Wilbert Bryant Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs

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INTRODUCTION CENTERS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION (CIBE) We are requiring that applications for grants for FY 2006 under the CIBE Program be submitted electronically using e-Applications available through the Department's eGRANTS system. The e-GRANTS system is accessible through its portal page at: http://e-grants.ed.gov. AUTHORIZATION: Title VI, Part B, Sections 611 and 612 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. PURPOSE: The CIBE program provides grants to eligible applicants for up to 48 months to pay the federal share of the cost of planning, establishing and operating Centers for International Business Education. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Institutions of higher education or consortia of such institutions. KEY DATES: Anticipated deadline for the transmittal of applications: November 15, 2005 Anticipated Award Date: May 2006 (note: the award date is anticipated only. The U.S. Department of Education is not bound by anticipated dates of award.) CONTACT PERSONS: Susanna Easton, Senior Program Officer Phone: 202-502-7628, fax: 202-502-7859, e-mail: susanna.easton@ed.gov

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION ACTIVITIES FUNDED UNDER THIS PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for assistance under this program, an applicant must be an institution of higher education or a consortium of these institutions, that establishes a Center Advisory Council prior to the date that Federal assistance is received. The Center Advisory Council must conduct extensive planning prior to the establishment of a Center for International Business Education concerning the scope of the Center's activities and the design of its programs. The Center Advisory Council must include-(1) One representative of an administrative department or office of the institution of higher education (or a combination of these institutions); (2) One faculty representative of the business or management school or department of the institution (or a combination of these institutions); (3) One faculty representative of the international studies or foreign language school or department of the institution (or a combination of these institutions); (4) One faculty representative of another professional school or department of the institution (or a combination of these institutions), as appropriate; (5) One or more representatives of local or regional businesses or firms; (6) One representative appointed by the Governor of the State in which the institution (or a combination of these institutions) is located whose normal responsibilities include official oversight or involvement in State-sponsored trade-related activities or programs; and (7) Such other individuals as the institution of higher education (or a combination of these institutions) deems appropriate such as a representative of a community college in the region served by the center. AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES: The purpose of the Centers for International Business Education Program is to provide grants to eligible institutions of higher education, or combinations of these institutions, to pay the Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing and operating Centers for International Business Education that will-(1) Be national resources for the teaching of improved business techniques, strategies, and methodologies that emphasize the international context in which business is transacted; (2) Provide instruction in critical foreign languages and international fields needed to provide an understanding of the cultures and customs of United States trading partners; (3) Provide research and training in the international aspects of trade, commerce, and other fields of study;

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Provide training to students enrolled in the institution, or combinations of institutions, in which a center is located; Serve as regional resources to businesses proximately located by offering programs and providing research designed to meet the international training needs of these businesses; and Serve other faculty, students and institutions of higher education located within their region.

PROGRAMMATIC REQUIREMENTS: Programs and activities to be conducted by Centers for International Business Education assisted under this program must include-(1) Interdisciplinary programs which incorporate foreign language and international studies training into business, finance, management, communications systems, and other professional curricula; (2) Interdisciplinary programs which provide business, finance, management, communications systems, and other professional training for foreign language and international studies faculty and degree candidates; (3 Programs, such as intensive language programs, available to members of the business community and other professionals, which are designed to develop or enhance their international skills, awareness, and expertise; (4) Collaborative programs, activities, or research involving other institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, professional associations, businesses, firms or combinations thereof, to promote the development of international skills, awareness, and expertise among current and prospective members of the business community and other professionals; (5) Research designed to strengthen and improve the international aspects of business and professional education and to promote integrated curricula; and (6) Research designed to promote the international competitiveness of American businesses and firms, including those not currently active in international trade. OTHER ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES: Programs and activities to be conducted by Centers for International Business Education assisted under this program may also include-(1) The establishment of overseas internship programs for students and faculty designed to provide training and experience in international business activities, except that no Federal funds provided under this program may be used to pay wages or stipends to any participant who is engaged in compensated employment as part of an internship program; (2) The establishment of linkages overseas with institutions of higher education and other organizations that contribute to the educational objectives of this program;

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Summer institutes in international business, foreign area studies, foreign language studies, and other international studies designed to carry out the purposes of paragraph (1); The development of opportunities for business students to study abroad in locations which are important to the existing and future economic well-being of the United States; Outreach activities or consortia with business programs located at other institutions of higher education for the purpose of providing expertise regarding the internationalization of such programs, such as assistance in research, curriculum development, faculty development, or educational exchange programs; and Other eligible activities prescribed by the Secretary.

COST SHARING REQUIREMENTS--THE FEDERAL SHARE: The applicant's share of the cost of planning, establishing and operating Centers under this section may not be less than-(1) 10 percent for the first year in which Federal funds are furnished; (2) 30 percent for the second year; and (3) 50 percent for the third year and for each year thereafter. COST SHARING REQUIREMENTS--THE NON-FEDERAL SHARE: The non-Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing, and operating Centers under this program may be provided either in cash or by in-kind assistance. NOTE: WAIVER OF THE NON-FEDERAL SHARE: In case an institution of higher education receives a grant under this program to conduct outreach or consortia activities with another institution of higher education in accordance with paragraph (5) under "Other Allowable Activities,” the Secretary may waive a portion of the requirements for the non-Federal share stipulated under "Funding Requirements--The Federal Share.” The portion that may be waived shall be equal to the amount provided by the grantee to any other institution of higher education for carrying out these outreach or consortia activities. Any waiver shall be subject to the terms and conditions that the Secretary deems necessary for carrying out the purpose of this program. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The statute requires applicants to provide-(1) An assurance that the Center Advisory Council will meet not less than once each year after the establishment of the Center to assess and advise on the programs and activities conducted by the Center; (2) A description of the extensive planning that the Center Advisory Council and the institution of higher education, or a combination of these institutions,

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have conducted or will conduct prior to the establishment of the Center for International Business Education, concerning the scope of the Center's activities and the design of its programs; An assurance of ongoing collaboration in the establishment and operation of the Center by faculty of the business, management, foreign language, international studies, professional international affairs, and other professional schools or departments, as appropriate; An assurance that the education and training programs of the Center will be open to students concentrating in each of these respective areas, as appropriate; and An assurance that the institution of higher education, or combination of these institutions, will use the assistance provided under this program to supplement and not to supplant activities conducted by the institution or institutions of higher education and assisted by this program.

ALLOWABLE COSTS: Grant funds may be used to pay the Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing or operating a Center, including the cost of-(1) Faculty and staff travel in foreign areas, regions, or countries; (2) Teaching and research materials; (3) Curriculum planning and development; (4) Bringing visiting scholars and faculty to the center to teach or to conduct research; (5) Training and improvement of the staff, for the purpose of, and subject to such conditions as the Secretary finds necessary, for carrying out the objectives of this program; and (6) Other costs consistent with planning, establishing or operating a center. The applicant completes ED form 524, printed in the application package, showing costs for each year for which funding is requested. Complete section C of form 524 (attach additional pages) and provide a detailed breakout of all proposed costs (Federal and matching) for each 12 month period for which funding is requested. Under 34 CFR 75.562, the Secretary accepts an indirect cost rate of no more than 8 percent of the total direct cost of the project for the Federal share and for the matching share. EXPECTED FUNDING LEVELS: Amounts are anticipated only; the U.S. Department of Education is not bound by the estimates given below: • Total amount available for new awards: $10,700,000 • Anticipated average range of award: $200,000 - $375,000 per year • Anticipated average award: $356,667 • Anticipated number of awards: 30 • We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $450,000 for a single budget period.

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FR Doc 05-20396 [Federal Register: October 12, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 196)] [Notices] [Page 59329-59333] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr12oc05-58] ----------------------------------------------------------------------DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information, Centers for International Business Education Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.220A. Dates: Applications Available: October 12, 2005. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: See the chart listed under section IV. Application and Submission Information, 3. Submission Dates and Times (chart). Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: See chart. Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education or consortia of such institutions. Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $10,775,000 for new awards under this program for FY 2006. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Estimated Range of Awards: $200,000-$450,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $360,000. Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $450,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education may change the maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal Register. Estimated Number of Awards: 30.

Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 48 months. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program is to provide grants to pay the Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing and operating Centers for International Business Education that will-1. Be national resources for the teaching of improved business techniques, strategies, and methodologies that emphasize the international context in which business is transacted; 2. Provide instruction in critical foreign languages and international fields needed to provide an understanding of the cultures

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and customs of United States trading partners; 3. Provide research and training in the international aspects of trade, commerce, and other fields of study; 4. Provide training to students enrolled in the institution, or combinations of institutions, in which a center is located; 5. Serve as regional resources to businesses proximately located by offering programs and providing research designed to meet the international training needs of these businesses; and 6. Serve other faculty, students and institutions of higher education located within their region. Under this competition, we are particularly interested in applications that address the following priorities. Invitational Priorities: For FY 06 these priorities are invitational priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets these [[Page 59330]] invitational priorities a competitive or absolute preference over other applications. These priorities are: Invitational Priority 1 Applications that propose innovative approaches to improving the teaching of foreign languages in a business or professional context, including the less commonly taught languages. Invitational Priority 2 Applications that propose programs or activities focused on homeland security and U.S. international competitiveness. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1130-1. Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. As there are no program-specific regulations, we encourage each potential applicant to read the authorizing statute for the CIBE program in section 612 of title VI, part B, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1130-1. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $10,775,000 for new awards under this program for FY 2006. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress awards funds for this program. Estimated Range of Awards: $200,000-$450,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $360,000. Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $450,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education may change the maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal Register. Estimated Number of Awards: 30.

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Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

Project Period: Up to 48 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education or consortia of such institutions. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: The matching requirement is described in section 612(e) of the HEA. The statute requires that the Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing and operating centers under this program shall be-a. not more than 90 percent for the first year in which Federal funds are received; b. not more than 70 percent for the second year and c. not more than 50 percent for the third year and for each year thereafter. The non-Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing, and operating centers under this section may be provided either in cash or in-kind. Waiver of non-Federal share: In the case of an institution of higher education receiving a grant under the CIBE program and conducting outreach or consortia activities with another institution of higher education in accordance with section 612(c)(2)(E) of the HEA, the Secretary may waive a portion of the requirements for the nonFederal share equal to the amount provided by the institution of higher education receiving the grant to the other institution of higher education for carrying out the outreach or consortia activities. Any such waiver is subject to the terms and conditions the Secretary deems necessary for carrying out the purposes of the program. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: Mrs. Susanna Easton, International Education Programs Service, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6093, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7628 or by e-mail: susanna.easton@ed.gov or visit http://www.ed.gov/HEP/iegps to download an application. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application package in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact person listed in this section. 2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you must submit, are in the application package for this program. Page Limit: The application narrative (Part III of the application) is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your application. You must limit Part III to the equivalent of no more than 55 pages, using the following standards: A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1''

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margins at the top, bottom, and both sides. Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) all text in the application narrative, including titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions. However, you may single space all text in charts, tables, figures and graphs. Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New or Arial. Applications submitted in any other font (including Times Romas, Arial Narrow) will not be accepted. Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch). However, you may use a 10-point font in charts, tables, figures, and graphs. The page limit does not apply to the cover sheet; the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; the assurances and certifications; or the one-page abstract or the appendices. However, you must include your complete response to the selection criteria in the application narrative. We will reject your application if-You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the page limit. 3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: October 12, 2005. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: In light of the damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita we are establishing two separate deadlines for the submission of applications for grants under this competition to permit potential applicants affected by Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita additional time to submit their applications. We are establishing a General Deadline for all applicants, and an Extended Deadline for potential applicants who have been affected by Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita and are located in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Specifically, the Extended Deadline applies only to: (1) institutions of higher education, SEAs, LEAs, non-profit organizations and other public or private organization applicants that are located in a federally-declared disaster area as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (see http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters.fema ) and that were adversely affected by Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita, and (2) individual applicants who reside or resided, on the disaster declaration date, in a federally-declared disaster area as determined by FEMA (see http://www.fema.gov/news/

[[Page 59331]] disasters.fema) and were adversely affected by Hurricanes Katrina and/ or Rita. These applicants must provide a certification in their application that they meet the criteria for submitting an application on the Extended Deadline, and be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation, if requested. If the applicant is submitting the application electronically, submission of the application serves as the applicant's attestation that they meet the criteria for submitting an application on the Extended Deadline. The following chart provides the applicable deadlines for the submission of applications. If this program is subject to Executive Order 12372, the relevant deadline for intergovernmental review is also indicated in the chart.

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----------------------------------------------------------------------Transmittal of Intergovernmental applications review ----------------------------------------------------------------------General Deadline..................... 11/15/05 1/16/06 Extended Deadline.................... 12/1/05 2/1/06 ----------------------------------------------------------------------Applications for grants under this program must be submitted electronically using the Electronic Grant Application System (eApplication) available through the Department's e-Grants system. For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application electronically or by mail or hand delivery if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, please refer to Section IV. 6. Other Submission Requirements in this notice. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: See chart. 4. Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. Information about intergovernmental review of Federal programs under Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for this program. 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference regulations outlining funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. 6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under this program must be submitted electronically unless you qualify for an exception to this requirement in accordance with the instructions in this section. a. Electronic Submission of Applications. Applications for grants under the Centers for International Business Education program--84.220A must be submitted electronically using e-Application available through the Department's e-Grants system, accessible through the e-Grants portal page at: http://e-grants.ed.gov We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format unless, as described elsewhere in this section, you qualify for one of the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date that is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided later in this section under Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement. While completing your electronic application, you will be entering data online that will be saved into a database. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. Please note the following: You must complete the electronic submission of your grant application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. The e-Application system will not accept an application for this program after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the application process. The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site

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are 6 a.m. Monday until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. Thursday until midnight Saturday, Washington, DC time. Please note that the system is unavailable on Sundays, and between 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6 a.m. on Thursdays, Washington, DC time, for maintenance. Any modifications to these hours are posted on the e-Grants Web site. You will not receive additional point value because you submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submit your application in paper format. You must submit all documents electronically, including the Application for Federal Education Assistance (ED 424), Budget Information--Non-Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and certifications. You must attach any narrative sections of your application as files in a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF (Portable Document) format. If you upload a file type other than the three file types specified above or submit a password protected file, we will not review that material. Your electronic application must comply with any page limit requirements described in this notice. Prior to submitting your electronic application, you may wish to print a copy of it for your records. After you electronically submit your application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgment that will include a PR/Award number (an identifying number unique to your application). Within three working days after submitting your electronic application, fax a signed copy of the ED 424 to the Application Control Center after following these steps: (1) Print ED 424 from e-Application. (2) The applicant's Authorizing Representative must sign this form. (3) Place the PR/Award number in the upper right hand corner of the hard-copy signature page of the ED 424. (4) Fax the signed ED 424 to the Application Control Center at (202) 245-6272. We may request that you provide us original signatures on other forms at a later date. Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of e-Application System Unavailability: If you are prevented from electronically submitting your application on the application deadline date because the eApplication system is unavailable, we will grant you an extension of one business day in order to transmit your application electronically, by mail, or by hand delivery. We will grant this extension if-(1) You are a registered user of e-Application and you have initiated an electronic application for this competition; and (2) (a) The e-Application system is unavailable for 60 minutes or more between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date; or (b) The e-Application system is unavailable for any period of time between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. We must acknowledge and confirm these periods of unavailability before granting you an extension. To request this extension or to confirm our acknowledgment of any system unavailability, you may contact either (1) the person listed elsewhere in this notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2) the eGrants help desk at 1-888-336-8930. If the system is down and therefore the application deadline is

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extended, an e-mail will be sent to all registered users who have initiated an e-Application. Extensions referred to in this section apply only to the unavailability of the Department's e-Application system. Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: You qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, and may submit your application in paper format, if you are unable to submit an application through the e-Application system because-You do not have access to the Internet; or You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to the Department's e-Application system; and No later than two weeks before the application deadline date (14 calendar days or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception prevent you from using the Internet to submit your application. If you mail your written statement to the Department, it must be postmarked no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. If you fax your written statement to the Department, we must receive the faxed statement no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. Address and mail or fax your statement to: Susanna Easton, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6093, Washington, DC 20006-8521. FAX: (202) 502-7860. Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the mail or hand delivery instructions described in this notice. b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail. If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, you may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier), your application to the Department. You must mail the original and two copies of your application, on or before the application deadline date, to the Department at the applicable following address: By mail through the U.S. Postal Service: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: CFDA Number 84.220A, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-4260. or By mail through a commercial carrier: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center--Stop 4260, Attention: CFDA Number 84.220A, 7100 Old Landover Road, Landover, MD 20785-1506. Regardless of which address you use, you must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following: (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark, (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service, (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier, or (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark, or (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. If your application is postmarked after the application deadline date, we will not consider your application.

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Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office. c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery. If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, you (or a courier service) may deliver your paper application to the Department by hand. You must deliver the original and two copies of your application, by hand, on or before the application deadline date, to the Department at the following address: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: CFDA Number 84.220A, 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-4260. The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays. Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you mail or hand deliver your application to the Department: (1) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by the Department--in Item 4 of the Application for Federal Education Assistance (ED 424) the CFDA number--and suffix letter, if any--of the competition under which you are submitting your application. (2) The Application Control Center will mail a grant application receipt acknowledgment to you. If you do not receive the grant application receipt acknowledgment within 15 business days from the application deadline date, you should call the U.S. Department of Education Application Control Center at (202) 245-6288. V. Application Review Information 1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program from EDGAR (34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210) are as follows: (a) meeting the purpose of the authorizing statute (20 points), (b) significance (18 points), (c) quality of the project design (10 points), (d) quality of the management plan (10 points), (e) quality of project personnel (10 points), (f) quality of project services (2 points), (g) adequacy of resources (10 points), and (h) quality of the project evaluation (20 points). Note: Applicants should address these selection criteria only in the context of the program requirements in section 612 of the HEA. VI. Award Administration Information 1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award Notification (GAN). We may also notify you informally. If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, we notify you. 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify administrative and national policy requirements in the application package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also incorporates your approved application as part of your binding

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commitments under the grant. 3. Reporting: At the end of your project period, you must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an annual performance report that provides the most current performance and financial expenditure information as specified by the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. The applicant is required to use the electronic data instrument Evaluation of Exchange, Language, International, and Area Studies to complete the final report. VII. Agency Contact For Further Information Contact: Mrs. Susanna Easton, International Education Programs Service, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th floor, Washington, DC 20006-8521. [[Page 59333]] Telephone: (202) 502-7628 or by e-mail: susanna.easton@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed in this section. VIII. Other Information Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.

Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html . Dated: October 5, 2005. Sally L. Stroup, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 05-20396 Filed 10-11-05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000-01-P

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Electronic Submission is Required - As outlined in the Federal Register notice for this grant competition, applications must be submitted electronically. You must submit your application using the electronic application system designated in the Federal Register notice. (The notice will designate whether you will use eApplication or Grants.gov). You may not e-mail an electronic copy to us. We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format unless you qualify for one of the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement described below and submit, no later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these exceptions. Under mandatory submission, electronic applications must be received by 4:30 pm Washington, DC time on the application deadline date. Under this new policy, Education does not allow for any last minute waiver requests from applicants, which is a change from the previous policy for mandatory electronic submission. Consequently, we strongly encourage you to review the registration and submission procedures for the designated electronic application system right away. In addition, we strongly suggest that you do not wait until the deadline date to submit your application.

Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: You qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, and may submit your application in paper format, by mail or hand delivery, if you are unable to submit an application through the electronic application system designated in the Federal Register notice because–– • You do not have access to the Internet; or • You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to the system; and • No later than two weeks before the application deadline date (14 calendar days or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception prevent you from using the Internet to submit your application. If you mail your written statement to the Department, it must be postmarked no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. If you fax your written statement to the Department, we must receive the faxed statement no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. (Please follow the fax instructions found in the Federal Register notice for this competition. Also, your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the mail or hand delivery instructions also described in the Federal Register notice for this grant competition.) For detailed information on the electronic submission requirement for this competition, please refer to the Federal Register notice.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS The application is divided into three parts. The parts are as follows: Part I: Application for Federal Assistance (ED 424). Part II: Budget Information -- Non-Construction Programs (ED Form 524). The applicant completes ED form 524, showing costs for each year for which funding is requested. A detailed breakout of all proposed costs (Federal and matching) for each 12 months period for which funding is requested should be submitted as supplemental materials. Under 34 CFR 75.562, the Secretary accepts an indirect cost rate of no more than 8 percent of the total cost of the project. (Federal share and the matching share.) Part III: Application Narrative. Final Section: Updated versions of these forms will be available with the eapplication. Assurances -- Non-Construction Programs (Standard Form 424B). Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements; Disclosure of Lobbying Activities. Please complete these forms and submit these along with the others forms and the narrative. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: We are requiring that applications for grants for FY 2006 under the CIBE program be submitted electronically using e-Application available through the Department's eGRANTS system. Complete instructions are contained in the Closing Date Notice. FURTHER INFORMATION: For specific information concerning the program, contact Susanna C. Easton. Mailing Address: International Education Program Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 1990 K Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 200068521. Telephone: (202) 502-7628/(202) 502-7691. Email: susanna.easton@ed.gov.

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Paperwork Burden Statement According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1840-0616. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 65 hours per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651. If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this form, write directly to: Susanna C. Easton, International Education Program Service, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE APPLICATION NARRATIVE Please note that the Department of Education accepts only electronic applications for the FY 2006 competition. All further information is in the Closing Date Notice published in the Federal Register. Abstract: Provide a one-page abstract of the project. Application Narrative: Describe the proposed project for the Centers for International Business Education program in light of each of the selection criteria in the order in which these criteria are listed in the application package. Provide as attachments to the narrative resumes for all relevant faculty, staff personnel and consultants who will work on this project. Supplemental materials may be appended for each criterion in support of programmatic objectives as specified under supplemental materials in the e-Application. Note: As you address the selection criteria that will be used to evaluate the applications be sure to review the section of this application package entitled “Program Description; Activities Funded under this Program” and the section where the authorizing legislation is reprinted. Please limit the application narrative to 55 double-spaced pages using 12-point font. This page limitation pertains only to the narrative portion of your application. The page limitation does not apply to the abstract, the eligibility information, the budget pages, faculty resumes, or any other supplemental materials. The page limitations will be strictly enforced. Please see the official Closing Date Notice (CDN) which is published in the Federal Register for all the specifications that pertain to this application. The CDN will also provide information on how to access the eApplication system.

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ASSURANCE – CENTERS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants are required to provide the following assurance. This assurance form must be signed by the authorized representatives of the legal applicant. In the e-application a signed copy may be faxed later. The applicant hereby assures and certifies that: 1. In addition to conducting the extensive planning activities required under the eligibility section of the statute, the Center Advisory Council shall meet not less than once a year after the establishment of the Center; There shall be ongoing collaboration in the establishment and operation of the Center by faculty of the business, management, foreign language, international studies and other professional schools or departments, as appropriate; The education and training programs of the Center will be open to students concentrating in each of these respective areas, as appropriate; and The applicant will use the assistance provided under this program to supplement and not to supplant activities already being conducted by the applicant.

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_____________________________________ Name and Title of Authorized Representative

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SELECTION CRITERIA The Secretary uses the following selection criteria to evaluate applications for new grants under the Centers for International Business Education Program. The maximum score for all these criteria is 100 points. NOTE: In addressing the selection criteria printed below, refer to sections 611 and 612 of the legislation for the Centers for International Business and Education Program. 1. Meeting the purpose of the authorizing statute. (20 points) The Secretary reviews each application to determine how well the project meets the purposes of sections 611 and 612 of Title VI, part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Pub. L. 105-244. a) Describe the objectives of the project and the extent to which they further the statutory provisions. 2. Significance. (18points) a) Describe the national significance of the proposed project. b) Describe the importance or magnitude of the results or outcomes likely to be attained by the proposed project. Note: You may discuss the significance of regional and local activities here. 3. Quality of the project design. (10 points) a) Describe the extent to which the proposed activities include a coherent, sustained program of research and development in the field, including, where appropriate, a substantial addition to an ongoing line of inquiry. 4. Quality of the management plan. (10 points) a) Describe the extent to which the management plan is adequate to achieve the objectives of the proposed project on time and within budget, including clearly defined responsibilities, timelines, and milestone for accomplishing project task. 5. Quality of project personnel. (10 points) a) Describe the extent to which the qualifications, including relevant training and experience, of the project director or principal investigator meet the needs of the project. b) Describe the extent to which the qualifications, including relevant training and experience, of key project personnel meet the needs of the project. c) Describe the extent to which the applicant encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented base on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. Note: Briefly describe key staff and faculty in this section. As supplemental materials provide resumes for staff, business and other faculty, and some Advisory Board members, in alphabetical order, 2 resumes per page, single spaced. Provide title including department, education, research and teaching experience, major publications, awards, etc. Limit 20 pages, 40 resumes. 6. Quality of Project Services. (2 points)

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a) Describe the quality and sufficiency of the project’s strategy for ensuring equal access and treatment for eligible projects participants who are members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. 7. Adequacy of resources. (10 points) a) Describe the extent to which the costs are reasonable in relation to the objectives, design, and potential significance of the proposed project. b) Describe the adequacy of support, including, but not limited to, facilities, equipment, supplies, and other resources from the applicant organization or the lead applicant organization. 8. Quality of the Project Evaluation. (20 points) a) Describe the extent to which the methods of evaluation include the use of objective performance measures that are clearly related to the intended outcomes of the project and will produce quantitative and qualitative data to the extent possible.

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Information Concerning Supplemental Materials The e-Application will contain specific information on how to upload any supplemental materials that you may wish to include. The instructions for these will follow the instructions for responding to the selection criteria which comprise your 55 page narrative. Please follow the wording that appears in the e-Application when it is opened for you to upload your application. These materials are not a part of the 55 page Narrative Section of the application. The supplementary materials may be single spaced/ 1. Supplemental Materials: Provide names and titles of Members of the Advisory Council. Required to establish eligibility. Membership requirements are in the legislation section of this application. Provide date the Council was established and list dates of planning meetings. Council minutes are not required. Suggested limit 5 pages. 2. Supplemental Materials: Letters of support may be appended. Suggested limit 5 letters. 3. Supplemental Materials: You may provide materials that might assist the reviewers in evaluating how you meet the purposes of the authorizing statute. These might include a chart showing how your proposed CIBE meets the legislative intent; a chart on inter-and intra-university linkages and collaborative and consortium arrangements; an exhibit on language offerings; an exhibit on degree programs, etc. Suggested limit 15 pages. 4. Supplemental Materials: You may provide materials that might assist the reviewers in evaluating how you meet the criteria on significance and project design. Suggested limit 8 pages. 5. Supplemental Materials: You may provide an organizational chart and a management plan with time lines. Suggested limit 5 pages. 6. Provide resumes for staff, business and other faculty, and possibly some Advisory Board members, in alphabetical order, 2 resumes per page, single spaced. Provide title including department, education, research and teaching experience, major publications, awards, etc. Limit 20 pages, 40 resumes. 7. Supplemental Materials: You may provide budget notes relating costs to proposed activities. Suggested limit 5 pages. 8. Supplemental Materials; You may provide a detailed evaluation plan in chart form. Suggested limit 12 pages.

Standard ED budget forms are provided in the e-Application
Supplemental Budget Materials: Provide a detailed breakout of all proposed costs (Federal and matching) for each 12 month budget period. The indirect cost for this program is limited to 8% of the total direct cost for the Federal share and for the matching share. Suggested limit 3 pages for each 12 months budget period.

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LEGISLATION TITLE VI OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT Part B-BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FINDINGS AND PURPOSES Sec.611 (a) The Congress finds that(1) the future economic welfare of the United States will depend substantially on increasing international skills in the business community and creating an awareness among the American public of the internationalization of our economy; (2) concerted efforts are necessary to engage business schools, language and area study programs, professional international affairs education programs, public and private sector organizations, and United States business in a mutually productive relationship which benefits the Nation's future economic interest; (3) few linkages presently exist between the manpower and information needs of United States business and the international education, language training and research capacities of institutions of higher education in the United States, and public and private organizations; and (4) organizations such as world trade councils, world trade clubs, chambers of commerce and State departments of commerce are not adequately used to link universities and business for joint venture exploration and program development. (b) It is the purpose of this part-(1) to enhance the broad objective of this Act by increasing and promoting the Nation's capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise through the provision of suitable international education and training for business personnel in various stages of professional development; and (2) to promote institutional and non-institutional educational and training activities that will contribute to the ability of United States business to prosper in an international economy. SEC 612. CENTERS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION. (a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.--(1) IN GENERAL --- The Secretary is authorized to make grants to institutions of higher education, or combinations of such institutions, to pay the Federal share of the cost of 25

planning, establishing and operating centers for international business education which(A) will be national resources for the teaching of improved business techniques, strategies, and methodologies which emphasize the international context in which business is transacted; (B) will provide instruction in critical foreign languages and international fields needed to provide understanding of the cultures and customs of United States trading partners; and (C) will provide research and training in the international aspects of trade commerce, and other fields of study. (2) SPECIAL RULE --- In addition to providing training to students enrolled in the institution of higher education in which a center is located, such centers shall serve as regional resources to businesses proximately located by offering programs and providing research designed to meet the international training needs of such businesses. Such centers shall also serve other faculty, students, and institutions of higher education located within their region. (b) AUTHORIZED EXPENDITURES.-- Each grant under this section may be used to pay the Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing or operating a center, including the cost of(1) faculty and staff travel in foreign areas, regions, or countries; (2) teaching and research materials (3) curriculum planning and development; (4) bringing visitor scholars and faculty to the center to teach or to conduct research; and (5) training and improvement of the staff, for the purpose of, and subject to such conditions as the Secretary finds necessary for carrying out the objectives of this section. (c) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES. -(1) MANDATORY ACTIVITIES. -- Program and activities to be conducted by centers assisted under this section shall include(A) interdisciplinary programs which incorporate foreign language and international studies and training into business, finance, management communications systems, and other professional curricula; (B) interdisciplinary programs which provide business, finance, management communication systems, and other professional training for foreign language and international studies faculty and degree candidates;'

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(C) programs, such as intensive language programs, available to members of the business community and other professionals which are designed to develop or enhance their international skills, awareness, and expertise; (D) collaborative programs, activities, or research involving other institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, professional associations, businesses, firms, or combinations thereof, to promote the development of international skills, awareness, and expertise among current and prospective members of the business community and other professionals; (E) research designed to strengthen and improve the international aspects of business and professional education and to promote integrated curricula; and (F) research designed to promote the international competitiveness of American businesses and firms, including those not currently active in international trade. (2) PERMISSIBLE ACTIVITIES. - Programs and activities to be conducted by centers assisted under this section may include(A) the establishment of overseas internship programs for students and faculty designed to provide training and experience in international business activities, except that no Federal funds provided under this section maybe used to pay wages or stipends to any participant who is engaged in compensated employment as part of an internship program; (B) the establishment of linkages overseas with institution of higher education and other organizations that contribute to the educational objectives of this section; (C) summer institutes in international business, foreign area studies, foreign language studies and other international studies designed to carry out the purposes of subparagraph (A) of this paragraph; (D) the development of opportunities for business students to study abroad in locations which are important to the existing and future economic well-being of the United States; (E) outreach activities or consortia with business programs located at other institutions of higher education for the purpose of providing expertise regarding the internationalization of such programs, such as assistance in research, curriculum development, faculty development, or educational exchange programs; and (F) other eligible activities prescribed by the Secretary. (d) ADVISORY COUNCIL--

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(1) ESTABLISHMENT-In order to be eligible for assistance under this section, an institution of higher education, or combination of such institutions, shall establish a center advisory council which will conduct extensive planning prior to the establishment of a center concerning the scope of the center's activities and the design of its programs. (2) MEMBERSHIP ON ADVISORY COUNCIL-- The center advisory council shall include-(A) one representative of an administrative department or office of the institution of higher education; (B) one faculty representative of the business or management school or department of such institution; (C) one faculty representative of the international studies or foreign language school or department of such institution; (D) one faculty representative of another professional school or department of such institution as appropriate; (E) one or more representative of local or regional businesses or firms; (F) one representative appointed by the Governor of the State in which the institution of higher education is located whose normal responsibilities include official oversight or involvement in State-sponsored trade-related activities or programs; and (G) such other individuals as the institution of higher education deems appropriate such as a representative of a community college in the region served by the center. (3) MEETINGS --In addition to the initial planning activities required under subsection (d)(1), the center advisory council shall meet not less than once each year after the establishment of the center to assess and advise on the programs and activities conducted by the center. (e) GRANT DURATION; FEDERAL SHARE -(1) DURATION OF GRANTS --The Secretary shall make grants under this section for a minimum of 3 years unless the Secretary determines that the provision of grants of shorter duration is necessary to carry out the objectives of this section. (2) FEDERAL SHARE.-The Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing and operating centers under this section shall be(A) not more than 90 percent for the first year in which Federal funds are received; 28

(B) not more than 70 percent for the second such year and (C) not more than 50 percent for the third such year and for each such year thereafter. (3) NON-FEDERAL SHARE.-The non-Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing, and operating centers under this section may be provided either in cash or in-kind. (4) WAIVER OF NON FEDERAL SHARE. --In the case of an institution of higher education receiving a grant under this part and conducting outreach or consortia activities with another institution of higher education in accordance with section 612©(2)E, the Secretary may waive a portion of the requirements for the non-Federal share required in paragraph (2) equal to the amount provided by the institution of higher education receiving such grant to such other institution of higher education for carrying out such outreach or consortia activities. Any such waiver shall be subject to such terms and conditions, as the Secretary deems necessary for carrying out the purposes of this section. (f) GRANT CONDITIONS.--- Grants under this section shall be made on such conditions as the Secretary determines to be necessary to carry out the objectives of this section. Such conditions shall include(1) evidence that the institution of higher education, or combination of such institutions, will conduct extensive planning prior to the establishment of a center concerning the scope of the center’s activities and the design of its programs in accordance with subsection(d)(1); (2) assurance of ongoing collaboration in the establishment and operation of the center by faculty of the business, management, foreign language, international studies, professional international affairs, and other professional schools or departments, as appropriate; (3) assurance that the education and training programs of the center will be open to students concentrating in each of these respective areas, as appropriate; and (4) assurance that the institution of higher education, or combination of such institutions, will use the assistance provided under this section to supplement and not to supplant activities conducted by institutions of higher education described in subsection©(1). PART D-GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec.631. DEFINITIONS. (a) DEFINITIONS.-As used in this title-

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(1) the term ‘area studies’ means a program for comprehensive study of the aspects of a society or societies, including study of its history, culture, economy, politics, international relations and languages; (2) the term ‘international business’ means profit-oriented business relationships conducted across national boundaries and includes activities such as the buying and selling of goods, investments in industries, the licensing of processes, patents and trademarks, and the supply of services; (3) the term ‘export education’ means educating, teaching and training to provide general knowledge and specific skills pertinent to the selling of goods and services to other countries, including knowledge of market conditions, financial arrangements, laws, and procedures; (4) the term ‘internationalization of curricula’ means the incorporation of international or comparative perspectives in existing courses of study or the addition of new components to the curricula to provide an international context for American business education; (5) the term ‘comprehensive language and area center’ means an administrative unit of a university that contributes significantly to the national interest in advance research and scholarship, employs a critical mass of scholars in diverse disciplines related to a geographic concentration, offers intensive language training in languages of its area specialization, maintains important library collections related to the area, and makes training available in language and area studies to a graduate, postgraduate, and undergraduate clientele; and (6) the term ‘undergraduate language and area center’ means an administrative unit of an institution of higher education, including but not limited to 4-year colleges, that contributes significantly to the national interest through the education and training of students who matriculate into advanced language and area studies programs, professional school programs, or incorporate substantial international and foreign language content into baccalaureate degree programs, engages in research, curriculum development and community outreach activities designed to broaden international and foreign language knowledge, employs faculty with strong language, area, and international studies credentials, maintains library holdings, including basic reference works, journals, and works in translation, and makes training available predominantly to undergraduate students; (7) the term ‘critical languages’ means each of the language contained in the list of critical languages designated by the Secretary pursuant to section 212(d) of the Education for Economic Security Act (50 Fed. Reg.149, 31413), except that, in the implementation of this definition, the Secretary may set priorities according to the purposes of this title; and

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(8) the term ‘institution of higher education’ means, in addition to institutions which meet the definition of section 1201(a) of this Act, institutions which meet the requirements of section 1201(a) of this Act except that (1) they are not located in the United States, and (2) they apply for assistance under this title in consortia with institutions which meet the definition of 1201(a) of this Act. (b) SPECIAL CONDITIONS.-All references to individuals or organizations, unless the context otherwise requires, mean individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or organizations which are organized or incorporated in the United States.”

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NAME OF APPLICANT:

APPLICATION NUMBER
P 220A

Part I – CRITERIA PROFILE CRITERIA
1. Meeting the Purpose of the Authorizing Statute 2. Significance 3. Quality of Project Design 4. Quality of the Management Plan 5. Quality of Project Personnel 6. Quality of Project Services 7. Adequacy of Resources 8. Quality of Project Evaluation

MAXIMUM POINTS POINTS ASSIGNED
20 18 10 10 10 2 10 20

TOTAL POINTS Part II - SUMMARY

100

COMMENTS: (Please make at least six key statements concerning the application)

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1. MEETING THE PURPOSE OF THE AUTHORIZING STATUTE (Maximum 20 points)
a) How well do the objectives of this application further the purposes of sections 611 and 612?

NOT ADDRESSED INADEQUATE ADEQUATE GOOD TO EXCELLENT POINTS 0 Points 1-6 Points 7-13 Points 14-20 Points AWARDED Please provide a justification for the points awarded based on STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES:

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2. SIGNIFICANCE

(Maximum 18 points)

a) What is the national significance of the proposed project? b) What is the importance or magnitude of the results or outcomes likely to be obtained by the proposed project?

NOT ADDRESSED INADEQUATE ADEQUATE GOOD TO EXCELLENT POINTS 0 Points 1-6 Points 7-12 Points 12-18 Points AWARDED _______ Please provide a justification for the points awarded based on STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES:

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3. QUALITY OF PROJECT DESIGN

(Maximum 10 points)

a) To what extent do the proposed activities include a coherent, sustained program of research and development in the field, including, where appropriate, a substantial addition to an ongoing line of inquiry?

NOT ADDRESSED INADEQUATE ADEQUATE GOOD TO EXCELLENT POINTS 0 Points 1-3 Points 4-6 Points 7-10 Points AWARDED _______ Please provide a justification for the points awarded based on STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES:

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4. QUALITY OF THE MANAGEMENT PLAN

(Maximum 10 points)

a) Does the management plan demonstrate that the objectives will be met on time and within budget; does it include clearly defined responsibilities, timelines, and milestones for accomplishing project tasks?

NOT ADDRESSED INADEQUATE ADEQUATE GOOD TO EXCELLENT POINTS 0 Points 1-3 Points 4-6 Points 7-10 Points AWARDED _______ Please provide a justification for the points awarded based on STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES:

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5. QUALITY OF PROJECT PERSONNEL

(Maximum 10 points)

a) How relevant and appropriate are the qualifications, including relevant training and experience, of the project director or principal investigator? b) How relevant and appropriate are the qualifications, including relevant training and experience, of key project personnel? c) To what extent does the applicant encourage applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability?

NOT ADDRESSED INADEQUATE ADEQUATE GOOD TO EXCELLENT POINTS 0 Points 1-3 Points 4-6 Points 7-10 Points AWARDED _______ Please provide a justification for the points awarded based on STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES:

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6. QUALITY OF PROJECT SERVICES points)
a)

(Maximum 2

How appropriate are the quality and sufficiency of the project’s strategies for ensuring equal access and treatment for eligible project participants who are members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability?

NOT ADDRESSED INADEQUATE ADEQUATE GOOD TO EXCELLENT POINTS 0 Points 0 Points 1 Points 2 Points AWARDED _______ Please provide a justification for the points awarded based on STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES:

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7. ADEQUACY OF RESOURCES

(Maximum 10 points)

a) Are the costs reasonable in relation to the objectives, design and potential significance of the proposed project? b) How adequate is the support from the applicant or applicants? Such support includes, but is not limited to, facilities, equipment, supplies, and other resources?

NOT ADDRESSED INADEQUATE ADEQUATE GOOD TO EXCELLENT POINTS 0 Points 1-3 Points 4-6 Points 7-10 Points AWARDED _______ Please provide a justification for the points awarded based on STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES:

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8. QUALITY OF PROJECT EVALUATION

(Maximum 20 points)

a) How effective is the evaluation plan of the project? Please consider the extent to which the applicant’s methods of evaluation include the use of objective performance measures that are clearly related to the intended outcomes of the project and will produce quantitative and qualitative data to the extent possible.

NOT ADDRESSED INADEQUATE ADEQUATE GOOD TO EXCELLENT POINTS 0 Points 1-6 Points 7-13 Points 16-20 Points AWARDED Please provide a justification for the points awarded based on STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES:

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Application Transmittal Instructions Applications Submitted Electronically You must submit your grant application through the Internet using the software provided on the e-Grants Web site (http://e-grants.ed.gov) by 4:30 p.m. (Washington, DC time) on the application deadline date. The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants website are 6:00 a.m. Monday until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday; and 6:00 a.m. Thursday until midnight Saturday (Washington, DC time). Please note that the system is unavailable on Sundays, and after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday for maintenance (Washington, DC time). Any modifications to these hours are posted on the e-Grants Web site. If you submit your application through the Internet via the e-Grants Web site, you will receive an automatic acknowledgment when we receive your application. Applications Delivered by Mail An original and two copies of an application for an award must be mailed or handdelivered by the application deadline date unless it is submitted electronically. Applications sent by mail must be addressed to: U.S. Department of Education Application Control Center Attention: 84.220A CIBE 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-4260 Applicants must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following: (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service Postmark (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service. (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the U.S. Secretary of Education If an application is sent through the U.S. Postal Service, the Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark, or (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service Applicants should note that the U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office. If you send your application by mail or if you or your courier deliver it by hand, the Application Control Center will mail a Grant Application Receipt Acknowledgment to

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you. If you do not receive the notification of application receipt within 15 days from the mailing of the application, you should call the U.S. Department of Education Application Control Center at (202) 245-6288. You must indicate on the envelope and—if not provided by the Department—in Item 4 of the Application for Federal Education Assistance (ED 424 the CFDA number – and suffix letter, if any – of the competition under which you are submitting your application. If your application is late, we will notify you that we will not consider the application. Applications Delivered by Hand/Courier Service An application that is hand-delivered must be taken to: U.S. Department of Education Application Control Center ATTN: CFDA 84.220 CIBE 550 12th Street, SW Room 7041, Potomac Center Plaza Washington, D.C. 20202-4260 The Application Control Center accepts deliveries daily between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Washington, D.C. time), except Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays. The Center accepts application deliveries must use the D Street entrance only. A person delivering an application must show identification to enter the building

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Application for Federal Education Assistance (ED 424)
Applicant Information
1. Name and Address Legal Name:________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________

U.S. Department of Education
Form Approved OMB No. 1890-0017 Exp. OMB Approved

Organizational Unit

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________ City 2. Applicant’s D-U-N-S Number |___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___| 3. Applicant’s T-I-N |___|___| - |___|___|___|___|___|___|___| 4. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance #: 84.____|____|____|____| Title: ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ 5. Project Director:___________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________ _____________________________ ______ _________ _______ City State Zip code + 4 Tel. #: ( ) _______-________ Fax #: ( )_______-________ E-Mail Address: __________________________________________ _____________________________________________ 8. Type of Applicant (Enter appropriate letter in the box.) |____|
A - State B - Local C - Special District D - Indian Tribe E - Individual F - Independent School District G - Public College or University H - Private, Non-profit College or University I - Non-profit Organization J - Private, Profit-Making Organization

_______ State

______________________ ____________ - ________ County ZIP Code + 4

6. Novice Applicant ___Yes ___No 7. Is the applicant delinquent on any Federal debt? ___Yes ___No (If “Yes,” attach an explanation.)

K - Other (Specify): ______________________________________

9. State Application Identifier _______________________________

Application Information
10. Type of Submission: -PreApplication ___ Construction ___ Non-Construction -Application ___ Construction ___ Non-Construction 13. Are any research activities involving human subjects planned at any time during the proposed project period? ___ Yes (Go to 13a.) ___ No (Go to item 14.) 13a. Are all the research activities proposed designated to be exempt from the regulations? ___ Yes (Provide Exemption(s) #): _______________________ ___ No (Provide Assurance #): __________________________ ___ No (If “No,” check appropriate box below.) ___ Program is not covered by E.O. 12372. ___ Program has not been selected by State for review. 12. Proposed Project Dates: ____/____/________ ____/____/_________ Start Date: End Date: 14. Descriptive Title of Applicant’s Project: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________

11. Is application subject to review by Executive Order 12372 process? ___ Yes (Date made available to the Executive Order 12372 process for review): ____/____/_________

Estimated Funding
15a. Federal b. Applicant c. State d. Local e. Other $ ________________. 00 $ ________________. 00 $ ________________. 00 $ ________________. 00 $ ________________. 00

Authorized Representative Information
16. To the best of my knowledge and belief, all data in this preapplication/application are true and correct. The document has been duly authorized by the governing body of the applicant and the applicant will comply with the attached assurances if the assistance is awarded. a. Authorized Representative (Please type or print name clearly.) ________________________________________________________________________________ b. Title: _________________________________________________________________________ c. Tel. #: ( ) ________-____________ Fax #: ( ) ________-____________ d. E-Mail Address: _______________________________________________________________

f. Program Income $ ________________. 00

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e. Signature of Authorized Representative _____________________________________________________________ Date:___/____/______

Instructions for Form ED 424
1. Legal Name and Address. Enter the legal name of applicant and the name of the primary organizational unit which will undertake the assistance activity. D-U-N-S Number. Enter the applicant’s D-U-N-S Number. If your organization does not have a D-U-N-S Number, you can obtain the number by calling 1-800-333-0505 or by completing a D-U-N-S Number Request Form. The form can be obtained via the Internet at the following URL: http://www.dnb.com. Tax Identification Number. Enter the taxpayer’s identification number as assigned by the Internal Revenue Service. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number. Enter the CFDA number and title of the program under which assistance is requested. The CFDA number can be found in the federal register notice and the application package. Project Director. Name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the person to be contacted on matters involving this application. Novice Applicant. Check “Yes” or “No” only if assistance is being requested under a program that gives special consideration to novice applicants. Otherwise, leave blank. Check “Yes” if you meet the requirements for novice applicants specified in the regulations in 34 CFR 75.225 and included on the attached page entitled “Definitions for Form ED 424.” By checking “Yes” the applicant certifies that it meets these novice applicant requirements. Check “No” if you do not meet the requirements for novice applicants. 7. Federal Debt Delinquency. Check “Yes” if the applicant’s organization is delinquent on any Federal debt. (This question refers to the applicant’s organization and not to the person who signs as the authorized representative. Categories of debt include delinquent audit disallowances, loans and taxes.) Otherwise, check “No.” Type of Applicant. Enter the appropriate letter in the box provided. State Application Identifier. State use only (if applicable). If Not Human Subjects Research. Check “No” if research activities involving human subjects are not planned at any time during the proposed project period. The remaining parts of Item 12 are then not applicable. If Human Subjects Research. Check “Yes” if research activities involving human subjects are planned at any time during the proposed project period, either at the applicant organization or at any other performance site or collaborating institution. Check “Yes” even if the research is exempt from the regulations for the protection of human subjects. (See I.B. “Exemptions” in attached page entitled “Definitions for Form ED 424.”) 13a. If Human Subjects Research is Exempt from the Human Subjects Regulations. Check “Yes” if all the research activities proposed are designated to be exempt from the regulations. Insert the exemption number(s) corresponding to one or more of the six exemption categories listed in I.B. “Exemptions.” In addition, follow the instructions in II.A. “Exempt Research Narrative” in the attached page entitled “Definitions for Form ED 424.” Insert this narrative immediately following the ED 424 face page. 13a. If Human Subjects Research is Not Exempt from Human Subjects Regulations. Check “No” if some or all of the planned research activities are covered (not exempt). In addition, follow the instructions in II.B. “Nonexempt Research Narrative” in the page entitled “Definitions for Form ED 424.” Insert this narrative immediately following the ED 424 face page. 13a. Human Subjects Assurance Number. If the applicant has an approved Federal Wide (FWA) or Multiple Project Assurance (MPA) with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that covers the specific activity, insert the number in the space provided. If the applicant does not have an approved assurance on file with OHRP, enter “None.” In this case, the applicant, by signature on the face page, is declaring that it will comply with 34 CFR 97 and proceed to obtain the human subjects assurance upon request by the designated ED official. If the application is recommended/selected for funding, the designated ED official will request that the applicant obtain the assurance within 30 days after the specific formal request. Note about Institutional Review Board Approval. ED does not require certification of Institutional Review Board approval with the application. However, if an application that involves nonexempt human subjects research is recommended/selected for funding, the designated ED official will request that the applicant obtain and send the certification to ED within 30 days after the formal request. 14. Project Title. Enter a brief descriptive title of the project. If more than one program is involved, you should append an explanation on a separate sheet. If appropriate (e.g., construction or real property projects), attach a map showing project location. For preapplications, use a separate sheet to provide a summary description of this project.

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10. Type of Submission. See “Definitions for Form ED 424” attached. 11. Executive Order 12372. See “Definitions for Form ED 424” attached. Check “Yes” if the application is subject to review by E.O. 12372. Also, please enter the month, day, and four (4) digit year (mm/dd/yyyy). Otherwise, check “No.” 12. Proposed Project Dates. Please enter the month, day, and four (4) digit year (mm/dd/yyyy). 13. Human Subjects Research. (See I.A. “Definitions” in attached page entitled “Definitions for Form ED 424.”)

15. Estimated Funding. Amount requested or to be contributed during the first funding/budget period by each contributor. Value of in-kind contributions should be included on appropriate lines as applicable. If the action will result in a dollar change to an existing award, indicate only the amount of the change. For decreases, enclose the amounts in parentheses. If both basic and supplemental amounts are included, show breakdown on an attached sheet. For multiple program funding, use totals and show breakdown using same categories as item 15. 16. Certification. To be signed by the authorized representative of the applicant. A copy of the governing body’s authorization for you to sign this application as official representative must be on file in the applicant’s office. Be sure to enter the telephone and fax number and e-mail address of the authorized representative. Also, in item 15e, please enter the month, day, and four (4) digit year (mm/dd/yyyy) in the date signed field.

Paperwork Burden Statement. According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1875-0106. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average between 15 and 45 minutes per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202-4700. If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this form write directly to: Joyce I. Mays, Application Control Center, U.S. Department of Education, Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street SW, Room 7076, Washington, DC 20202-4260.

Definitions for Form ED 424
Novice Applicant (See 34 CFR 75.225). For discretionary grant programs under which the Secretary gives special consideration to novice applications, a novice applicant means any applicant for a grant from ED that— • • Has never received a grant or subgrant under the program from which it seeks funding; Has never been a member of a group application, submitted in accordance with 34 CFR 75.127-75.129, that received a grant under the program from which it seeks funding; and Has not had an active discretionary grant from the Federal government in the five years before the deadline date for applications under the program. For the purposes of this requirement, a grant is active until the end of the grant’s project or funding period, including any extensions of those periods that extend the grantee’s authority to obligate funds. —Research The ED Regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects, Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97, define research as “a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.” If an activity follows a deliberate plan whose purpose is to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge it is research. Activities which meet this definition constitute research whether or not they are conducted or supported under a program which is considered research for other purposes. For example, some demonstration and service programs may include research activities. —Human Subject The regulations define human subject as “a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) identifiable private information.” (1) If an activity involves obtaining information about a living person by manipulating that person or that person’s environment, as might occur when a new instructional technique is tested, or by communicating or interacting with the individual, as occurs with surveys and interviews, the definition of human subject is met. (2) If an activity involves obtaining private information about a living person in such a way that the information can be linked to that individual (the identity of the subject is or may be readily determined by the investigator or associated with the information), the definition of human subject is met. [Private information includes information about behavior that occurs in a context in which an individual can reasonably expect that no observation or recording is taking place, and information which has been provided for specific purposes by an individual and which the individual can reasonably expect will not be made public (for example, a school health record).] B. Exemptions. Research activities in which the only involvement of human subjects will be in one or more of the following six categories of exemptions are not covered by the regulations: (1) Research conducted in established or commonly accepted educational settings, involving normal educational practices, such as (a) research on regular and special education instructional strategies, or (b) research on the effectiveness of or the comparison among instructional techniques, curricula, or classroom management methods. (2) Research involving the use of educational tests (cognitive, diagnostic, aptitude, achievement), survey procedures, interview procedures or observation of public behavior, unless: (a) information obtained is recorded in such a manner that human subjects can be identified, directly or through identifiers linked to the subjects; and (b) any disclosure of the human subjects’ responses outside the research could reasonably place the subjects at risk of criminal or civil liability or be damaging to the subjects’ financial standing, employability, or reputation. If the subjects are children, exemption 2 applies only to research involving educational tests and observations of public behavior when the investigator(s) do not participate in the activities being observed. Exemption 2 does not apply if children are surveyed or interviewed or if the research

In the case of a group application submitted in accordance with 34 CFR 75.127-75.129, a group includes only parties that meet the requirements listed above. Type of Submission. “Construction” includes construction of new buildings and acquisition, expansion, remodeling, and alteration of existing buildings, and initial equipment of any such buildings, or any combination of such activities (including architects’ fees and the cost of acquisition of land). “Construction” also includes remodeling to meet standards, remodeling designed to conserve energy, renovation or remodeling to accommodate new technologies, and the purchase of existing historic buildings for conversion to public libraries. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “equipment” includes machinery, utilities, and built-in equipment and any necessary enclosures or structures to house them; and such term includes all other items necessary for the functioning of a particular facility as a facility for the provision of library services. Executive Order 12372. The purpose of Executive Order 12372 is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and strengthen federalism by relying on State and local processes for the coordination and review of proposed Federal financial assistance and direct Federal development. The application notice, as published in the Federal Register, informs the applicant as to whether the program is subject to the requirements of E.O. 12372. In addition, the application package contains information on the State Single Point of Contact. An applicant is still eligible to apply for a grant or grants even if its respective State, Territory, Commonwealth, etc. does not have a State Single Point of Contact. For additional information on E.O. 12372 go to http://12.46.245.173/pls/portal30/catalog.REQ_FOR_12372.show PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH I. Definitions and Exemptions A. Definitions. A research activity involves human subjects if the activity is research, as defined in the Department’s regulations, and the research activity will involve use of human subjects, as defined in the regulations.

involves observation of public behavior and the investigator(s) participate in the activities being observed. [Children are defined as persons who have not attained the legal age for consent to treatments or procedures involved in the research, under the applicable law or jurisdiction in which the research will be conducted.] (3) Research involving the use of educational tests (cognitive, diagnostic, aptitude, achievement), survey procedures, interview procedures or observation of public behavior that is not exempt under section (2) above, if the human subjects are elected or appointed public officials or candidates for public office; or federal statute(s) require(s) without exception that the confidentiality of the personally identifiable information will be maintained throughout the research and thereafter. (4) Research involving the collection or study of existing data, documents, records, pathological specimens, or diagnostic specimens, if these sources are publicly available or if the information is recorded by the investigator in a manner that subjects cannot be identified, directly or through identifiers linked to the subjects. (5) Research and demonstration projects which are conducted by or subject to the approval of department or agency heads, and which are designed to study, evaluate, or otherwise examine: (a) public benefit or service programs; (b) procedures for obtaining benefits or services under those programs; (c) possible changes in or alternatives to those programs or procedures; or (d) possible changes in methods or levels of payment for benefits or services under those programs. (6) Taste and food quality evaluation and consumer acceptance studies, (a) if wholesome foods without additives are consumed or (b) if a food is consumed that contains a food ingredient at or below the level and for a use found to be safe, or agricultural chemical or environmental contaminant at or below the level found to be safe, by the Food and Drug Administration or approved by the Environmental Protection Agency or the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. II. Instructions for Exempt and Nonexempt Human Subjects Research Narratives If the applicant marked “Yes” for Item 13 on the ED 424, the applicant must provide a human subjects “exempt research” or “nonexempt research” narrative and insert it immediately following the ED 424 face page. A. Exempt Research Narrative. If you marked “Yes” for item 13 a. and designated exemption numbers(s), provide the “exempt research” narrative. The narrative must contain sufficient information about the involvement of human subjects in the proposed research to allow a determination by ED that the designated exemption(s) are appropriate. The narrative must be succinct. B. Nonexempt Research Narrative. If you marked “No” for item 13 a. you must provide the “nonexempt research” narrative. The narrative must address the following seven points. Although no specific page limitation applies to this section of the application, be succinct.

(1) Human Subjects Involvement and Characteristics: Provide a detailed description of the proposed involvement of human subjects. Describe the characteristics of the subject population, including their anticipated number, age range, and health status. Identify the criteria for inclusion or exclusion of any subpopulation. Explain the rationale for the involvement of special classes of subjects, such as children, children with disabilities, adults with disabilities, persons with mental disabilities, pregnant women, prisoners, institutionalized individuals, or others who are likely to be vulnerable (2) Sources of Materials: Identify the sources of research material obtained from individually identifiable living human subjects in the form of specimens, records, or data. Indicate whether the material or data will be obtained specifically for research purposes or whether use will be made of existing specimens, records, or data. (3) Recruitment and Informed Consent: Describe plans for the recruitment of subjects and the consent procedures to be followed. Include the circumstances under which consent will be sought and obtained, who will seek it, the nature of the information to be provided to prospective subjects, and the method of documenting consent. State if the Institutional Review Board (IRB) has authorized a modification or waiver of the elements of consent or the requirement for documentation of consent. (4) Potential Risks: Describe potential risks (physical, psychological, social, legal, or other) and assess their likelihood and seriousness. Where appropriate, describe alternative treatments and procedures that might be advantageous to the subjects. (5) Protection Against Risk: Describe the procedures for protecting against or minimizing potential risks, including risks to confidentiality, and assess their likely effectiveness. Where appropriate, discuss provisions for ensuring necessary medical or professional intervention in the event of adverse effects to the subjects. Also, where appropriate, describe the provisions for monitoring the data collected to ensure the safety of the subjects. (6) Importance of the Knowledge to be Gained: Discuss the importance of the knowledge gained or to be gained as a result of the proposed research. Discuss why the risks to subjects are reasonable in relation to the anticipated benefits to subjects and in relation to the importance of the knowledge that may reasonably be expected to result. (7) Collaborating Site(s): If research involving human subjects will take place at collaborating site(s) or other performance site(s), name the sites and briefly describe their involvement or role in the research. Copies of the Department of Education’s Regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects, 34 CFR Part 97 and other pertinent materials on the protection of human subjects in research are available from the Grants Policy and Oversight Staff, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202-4250, telephone: (202) 245-6120, and on the U.S. Department of Education’s Protection of Human Subjects in Research Web Site at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocfo/humansub.html

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUDGET INFORMATION NON-CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS
Name of Institution/Organization

OMB Control Number: 1890-0004 Expiration Date: 10-31-2007

Applicants requesting funding for only one year should complete the column under "Project Year 1." Applicants requesting funding for multi-year grants should complete all applicable columns. Please read all instructions before completing form. SECTION A - BUDGET SUMMARY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FUNDS

Budget Categories 1. Personnel 2. Fringe Benefits 3. Travel 4. Equipment 5. Supplies 6. Contractual 7. Construction 8. Other 9. Total Direct Costs (lines 1-8) 10. Indirect Costs* 11. Training Stipends 12. Total Costs (lines 9-11)

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*Indirect Cost Information (To Be Completed by Your Business Office): If you are requesting reimbursement for indirect costs on line 10, please answer the following questions: (1) Do you have an Indirect Cost Rate Agreement approved by the Federal government? ____Yes ____ No (2) If yes, please provide the following information: Period Covered by the Indirect Cost Rate Agreement: From: ___/___/______ To: ___/___/______ (mm/dd/yyyy) Approving Federal agency: ____ ED ____ Other (please specify): __________________________ (3) For Restricted Rate Programs (check one) -- Are you using a restricted indirect cost rate that: ___ Is included in your approved Indirect Cost Rate Agreement? or ___ Complies with 34 CFR 76.564(c)(2)? ED 524

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Applicants requesting funding for only one year should complete the column under "Project Year 1." Applicants requesting funding for multi-year grants should complete all applicable columns. Please read all instructions before completing form. SECTION B - BUDGET SUMMARY NON-FEDERAL FUNDS

Budget Categories 1. Personnel 2. Fringe Benefits 3. Travel 4. Equipment 5. Supplies 6. Contractual 7. Construction 8. Other 9. Total Direct Costs (Lines 1-8) 10. Indirect Costs 11. Training Stipends 12. Total Costs (Lines 9-11)

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SECTION C – BUDGET NARRATIVE (see instructions) ED 524

Instructions for ED 524
General Instructions This form is used to apply to individual U.S. Department of Education (ED) discretionary grant programs. Unless directed otherwise, provide the same budget information for each year of the multi-year funding request. Pay attention to applicable program specific instructions, if attached. Please consult with your Business Office prior to submitting this form. Section A - Budget Summary U.S. Department of Education Funds All applicants must complete Section A and provide a breakdown by the applicable budget categories shown in lines 1-11. Lines 1-11, columns (a)-(e): For each project year for which funding is requested, show the total amount requested for each applicable budget category. Lines 1-11, column (f): Show the multi-year total for each budget category. If funding is requested for only one project year, leave this column blank. Line 12, columns (a)-(e): Show the total budget request for each project year for which funding is requested. Line 12, column (f): Show the total amount requested for all project years. If funding is requested for only one year, leave this space blank. Indirect Cost Information: If you are requesting reimbursement for indirect costs on line 10, this information is to be completed by your Business Office. (1): Indicate whether or not your organization has an Indirect Cost Rate Agreement that was approved by the Federal government. (2): If you checked “yes” in (1), indicate in (2) the beginning and ending dates covered by the Indirect Cost Rate Agreement. In addition, indicate whether ED or another Federal agency (Other) issued the approved agreement. If you check “Other,” specify the name of the Federal agency that issued the approved agreement. (3): If you are applying for a grant under a Restricted Rate Program (34 CFR 75.563 or 76.563), indicate whether you are using a restricted indirect cost rate that is included on your approved Indirect Cost Rate Agreement or whether you are using a restricted indirect cost rate that complies with 34 CFR 76.564(c)(2). Note: State or Local government agencies may not use the provision for a restricted indirect cost rate specified in 34 CFR 76.564(c)(2). Check only one response. Leave blank, if this item is not applicable. Section B - Budget Summary Non-Federal Funds If you are required to provide or volunteer to provide matching funds or other non-Federal resources to the project, these should be shown for each applicable budget category on lines 1-11 of Section B. Lines 1-11, columns (a)-(e): For each project year, for which matching funds or other contributions are provided, show the total contribution for each applicable budget category. Lines 1-11, column (f): Show the multi-year total for each budget category. If non-Federal contributions are provided for only one year, leave this column blank. Line 12, columns (a)-(e): Show the total matching or other contribution for each project year. Line 12, column (f): Show the total amount to be contributed for all years of the multi-year project. If non-Federal contributions are provided for only one year, leave this space blank. Section C - Budget Narrative [Attach separate sheet(s)] Pay attention to applicable program specific instructions, if attached. 1. Provide an itemized budget breakdown, and justification by project year, for each budget category listed in Sections A and B. For grant projects that will be divided into two or more separately budgeted major activities or sub-projects, show for each budget category of a project year the breakdown of the specific expenses attributable to each sub-project or activity. If applicable to this program, provide the rate and base on which fringe benefits are calculated. If you are requesting reimbursement for indirect costs on line 10, this information is to be completed by your Business Office. Specify the estimated amount of the 4. base to which the indirect cost rate is applied and the total indirect expense. Depending on the grant program to which you are applying and/or your approved Indirect Cost Rate Agreement, some direct cost budget categories in your grant application budget may not be included in the base and multiplied by your indirect cost rate. For example, you must multiply the indirect cost rates of “Training grants" (34 CFR 75.562) and grants under programs with “Supplement not Supplant” requirements ("Restricted Rate" programs) by a “modified total direct cost” (MTDC) base (34 CFR 75.563 or 76.563). Please indicate which costs are included and which costs are excluded from the base to which the indirect cost rate is applied. When calculating indirect costs (line 10) for "Training grants" or grants under "Restricted Rate" programs, you must refer to the information and examples on ED’s website at: http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms. html. You may also contact (202) 377-3838 for additional information regarding calculating indirect cost rates or general indirect cost rate information. Provide other explanations or comments you deem necessary. Paperwork Burden Statement According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1890-0004. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to vary from 13 to 22 hours per response, with an average of 17.5 hours per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data sources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651. If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this form, write directly to (insert program office), U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202.

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Additional Indirect Cost Information and Example for Training Grants
If you are applying for a discretionary grant that the U.S. Department of Education considers to be a “Training grant,” your indirect cost reimbursement is limited. See the Education Department General Administration Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR 75.562, Indirect cost rates for educational training projects at:http://www.ed.gov/policy/fund/reg/edgarReg/edlite-part75e.html Indirect cost reimbursement on ED training grants is limited to the grantee’s actual indirect costs as determined by the grantee’s negotiated indirect cost rate agreement or 8% of a modified total direct cost base, whichever is less. Indirect costs in excess of the 8% limit may not be charged directly, used to satisfy matching or cost-sharing requirements, or charged to another Federal award. For the purposes of calculating indirect costs for training grants, EDGAR, §75.562(c), defines a modified total direct cost base as: “total direct costs less stipends, tuition and related fees, and capital expenditures of $5,000 or more.” Note: This limitation on indirect cost reimbursement for training grants does not apply to agencies of State or local governments, including federally recognized Indian tribal governments. However, the 8% limit applies to cost-type contracts under grants, if these contracts are for training as defined in EDGAR, §75.562(a). Below is a simplified example for calculating indirect costs for a training grant using the budget categories from the ED 524 form, Budget Information – Non-construction Programs. The ED 524 and Instructions can be found at: http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html For the purposes of this example, 8% of a modified total direct cost base is used to calculate indirect costs. 1. Personnel 2. Fringe Benefits 3. Travel 4. Equipment 5. Supplies 6. Contractual 7. Construction 8. Other (Tuition) 9. Total Direct Costs Calculate Modified Total Direct Cost Base Total Direct Costs 253,420 Less: Equipment 8,200 Tuition Modified Total Direct Cost Base: Multiply $239,820 by 8%: 10. Indirect Costs 11. Training Stipends 12. Total Costs 5,400 13,600 239,820 19,186 19,186 6,300 278,906 174,000 50,000 10,000 8,200 920 4,900 5,400 253,420

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Additional Indirect Cost Information and Example for Grants under Restricted Rate Programs
If you are applying for a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) under a Restricted Rate Program that is subject to a statutory “supplement not supplant” restriction, you are required to use a restricted indirect cost rate. See the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR 75.563 [discretionary grants] at http://www.ed.gov/policy/fund/reg/edgarReg/edlite-part75e.html or 34 CFR 76.563 [formula grants] at http://www.ed.gov/policy/fund/reg/edgarReg/edlite-part76f.html, as applicable, and 34 CFR 76.564 through 76.569 at http://www.ed.gov/policy/fund/reg/edgarReg/edlite-part76f.html. Restricted rates for State Educational Agencies (SEA) are included on the SEA’s negotiated indirect cost rate agreement. Restricted rates for Local Educational Agencies are provided by the SEA, using a method approved by ED. The restricted rate requirements also apply to any subgrants from the prime recipient. All applicants must use the restricted rate included on their negotiated indirect cost rate agreement. Applicants for discretionary grants that are not a State or Local government and do not have a negotiated restricted rate, may use the 8% rate described at §76.564(c )(2). If an applicant’s calculated restricted rate is less than 8%, the lower rate must be used for the application’s budget. The 8% rate in §76.564(c)(2) must also be multiplied by the modified total direct cost base described in §76.569. For grants under Restricted Rate Programs, §76.569 requires that grantees multiply their restricted indirect cost rate by: “Total direct costs of the grant minus capital outlays, subgrants, and other distorting or unallowable items as specified in the grantee's indirect cost rate agreement.” Commonly, such a procedure is referred to as multiplying by a modified total direct cost base. Below is a simplified example for calculating indirect costs for a Restricted Rate program using budget categories from the ED 524 form, Budget Information – Non-Construction Programs. The ED 524 and Instructions can be found at: http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html For the purposes of this example, a 6% restricted rate from a negotiated indirect cost rate agreement is used to calculate indirect costs. 1. Personnel 2. Fringe Benefits 3. Travel 4. Equipment 5. Supplies 6. Contractual 7. Construction 8. Other (tuition) 9. Total Direct Costs Calculate Modified Total Direct Cost Base Total Direct Costs Less: Equipment 5,400 Tuition Modified Total Direct Cost Base: Multiply $214,300 by 6% restricted rate: 10. Indirect Costs (using 6% restricted rate) 11. Training Stipends 12. Total Costs 72,000 77,400 214,300 12,858 12,858 304,558 150,000 50,000 10,000 5,400 600 3,700 72,000 291,700

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CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOBBYING
Certification for Contracts, Grants, Loans and Cooperative Agreements. The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that: (1) No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal Loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal contract, grant, loan or cooperative agreement. (2) If any funds other Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this Federal contract, grant, loam or cooperative agreement, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form – LLL, “Disclosure of Lobbying Activities,” in accordance with its instructions. (3) The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award documents for all subawards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants and contracts under grants, loans, and cooperative agreements) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly. This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure. Statement for Loan Guarantees and Loan Insurance. The undersigned states, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that: If any funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee or any agency, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this commitment providing for the United States to insure or guarantee a loan, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, “Disclosure of Lobbying Activities,” in accordance with its instructions. Submission of this statement is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required statement shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.
Applicant’s Organization

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OMB Control No. 1890-0007 (Exp. 11/30/2007)

ED 524B

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS The purpose of this enclosure is to inform you about a new provision in the Department of Education's General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) that applies to applicants for new grant awards under Department programs. This provision is Section 427 of GEPA, enacted as part of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Public Law (P.L.) 103-382). To Whom Does This Provision Apply? Section 427 of GEPA affects applicants for new grant awards under this program. ALL APPLICANTS FOR NEW AWARDS MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION IN THEIR APPLICATIONS TO ADDRESS THIS NEW PROVISION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FUNDING UNDER THIS PROGRAM. (If this program is a State-formula grant program, a State needs to provide this description only for projects or activities that it carries out with funds reserved for State-level uses. In addition, local school districts or other eligible applicants that apply to the State for funding need to provide this description in their applications to the State for funding. The State would be responsible for ensuring that the school district or other local entity has submitted a sufficient section 427 statement as described below.) What Does This Provision Require? Section 427 requires each applicant for funds (other than an individual person) to include in its application a description of the steps the applicant proposes to take to ensure equitable access to, and participation in, its Federally-assisted program for students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries with special needs. This provision allows applicants discretion in developing the required description. The statute highlights six types of barriers that can impede equitable access or participation: gender, race, national origin, color, disability, or age. Based on local circumstances, you should determine whether these or other barriers may prevent your students, teachers, etc. from such access or participation in, the Federally-funded project or activity. The description in your application of steps to be taken to overcome these barriers need not be lengthy; you may provide a clear and succinct (2) An applicant that proposes to develop instructional materials for classroom use might describe how it will make the materials available on audio tape or in braille for students who are blind. (3) An applicant that proposes to carry out a model science program for secondary students and is concerned that girls may be less likely than boys to enroll in the course, might indicate how it intends to conduct "outreach" efforts to girls, to encourage their enrollment. We recognize that many applicants may already be implementing effective steps to ensure equity of access and participation in their grant programs, and we appreciate your cooperation in responding to the requirements of this provision. description of how you plan to address those barriers that are applicable to your circumstances. In addition, the information may be provided in a single narrative, or, if appropriate, may be discussed in connection with related topics in the application. Section 427 is not intended to duplicate the requirements of civil rights statutes, but rather to ensure that, in designing their projects, applicants for Federal funds address equity concerns that may affect the ability of certain potential beneficiaries to fully participate in the project and to achieve to high standards. Consistent with program requirements and its approved application, an applicant may use the Federal funds awarded to it to eliminate barriers it identifies. What are Examples of How an Applicant Might Satisfy the Requirement of This Provision? The following examples may help illustrate how an applicant may comply with Section 427. (1) An applicant that proposes to carry out an adult literacy project serving, among others, adults with limited English proficiency, might describe in its application how it intends to distribute a brochure about the proposed project to such potential participants in their native language.

Estimated Burden Statement for GEPA Requirements According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1890-0007. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 1.5 hours per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: Director, Grants Policy and Oversight Staff, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-4250.

ED 524B

Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion -- Lower Tier Covered Transactions

This certification is required by the Department of Education regulations implementing Executive Order 12549, Debarment and Suspension, 34 CFR Part 85, for all lower tier transactions meeting the threshold and tier requirements stated at Section 85.110. Instructions for Certification 1. By signing and submitting this proposal, the prospective lower tier participant is providing the certification set out below. 2. The certification in this clause is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was entered into. If it is later determined that the prospective lower tier participant knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or agency with which this transaction originated may pursue available remedies, including suspension and/or debarment. 3. The prospective lower tier participant shall provide immediate written notice to the person to which this proposal is submitted if at any time the prospective lower tier participant learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances. 4. The terms "covered transaction," "debarred," "suspended," "ineligible," "lower tier covered transaction," "participant," " person," "primary covered transaction," " principal," "proposal," and "voluntarily excluded," as used in this clause, have the meanings set out in the Definitions and Coverage sections of rules implementing Executive Order 12549. You may contact the person to which this proposal is submitted for assistance in obtaining a copy of those regulations. 5. The prospective lower tier participant agrees by submitting this proposal that, should the proposed covered transaction be entered into, it shall not knowingly enter into any lower tier covered transaction with a person who is debarred, suspended, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this covered transaction, unless authorized by the department or agency with which this transaction originated. 6. The prospective lower tier participant further agrees by submitting this proposal that it will include the clause titled ΑCertification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary Exclusion-Lower Tier Covered Transactions,≅ without modification, in all lower tier covered transactions and in all solicitations for lower tier covered transactions. 7. A participant in a covered transaction may rely upon a certification of a prospective participant in a lower tier covered transaction that it is not debarred, suspended, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from the covered transaction, unless it knows that the certification is erroneous. A participant may decide the method and frequency by which it determines the eligibility of its principals. Each participant may but is not required to, check the Nonprocurement List. 8. Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render in good faith the certification required by this clause. The knowledge and information of a participant is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings. 9. Except for transactions authorized under paragraph 5 of these instructions, if a participant in a covered transaction knowingly enters into a lower tier covered transaction with a person who is suspended, debarred, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or agency with which this transaction originated may pursue available remedies, including suspension and/or debarment.

Certification (1) The prospective lower tier participant certifies, by submission of this proposal, that neither it nor its principals are presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction by any Federal department or agency. Where the prospective lower tier participant is unable to certify to any of the statements in this certification, such prospective participant shall attach an explanation to this proposal. PR/AWARD NUMBER AND/OR PROJECT NAME

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ED 80-0014, 9/90 (Replaces GCS-009 (REV.12/88), which is obsolete)

OMB Approval No. 0348-0040 ASSURANCES - NON-CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0348-0040), Washington, DC 20503 PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR COMPLETED FORM TO THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. SEND IT TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED BY THE SPONSORING AGENCY. Certain of these assurances may not be applicable to your project or program. If you have questions, please contact the awarding agency. Further, certain Federal awarding agencies may require applicants to certify to additional assurances. If such is the case, you will be notified.

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As the duly authorized representative of the applicant I certify that the applicant: 1. Has the legal authority to apply for Federal assistance, and the institutional, managerial and financial capability (including funds sufficient to pay the non-Federal share of project cost) to ensure proper planning, management, and completion of the project described in this application. Will give the awarding agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, and if appropriate, the State, through any authorized representative, access to and the right to examine all records, books, papers, or documents related to the award; and will establish a proper accounting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards or agency directives. Will establish safeguards to prohibit employees from using their positions for a purpose that constitutes or presents the appearance of personal or organizational conflict of interest, or personal gain. Will initiate and complete the work within the applicable time frame after receipt of approval of the awarding agency. Will comply with the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 4728-4763) relating to prescribed standards for merit systems for programs funded under one of the 19 statutes or regulations specified in Appendix A of OPM's Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Administration (5 C.F.R. 900, Subpart F). Will comply with all Federal statutes relating to nondiscrimination. These include but are not limited to: (a) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin; (b) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1681-1683, and 1685-1686), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; (c) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicaps; (d) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C.  6101-6107), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age; (e) the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-255), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of drug abuse; (f) the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-616), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of alcohol abuse or alcoholism; (g)  523 and 527 of the Public Health Service Act of 1912 (42 U.S.C.  290 dd-3 and 290 ee 3), as amended, relating to confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records; (h) Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C.  3601 et seq.), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing; (i) any other nondiscrimination provisions in the specific statute(s) under which application for Federal assistance is being made; and (j) the requirements of any other nondiscrimination statute(s) which may apply to the application. 7. Will comply, or has already complied, with the requirements of Titles II and III of the uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-646) which provide for fair and equitable treatment of persons displaced or whose property is acquired as a result of Federal or federally assisted programs. These requirements apply to all interests in real property acquired for project purposes regardless of Federal participation in purchases. Will comply, as applicable, with the provisions of the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C. 1501-1508 and 7324-7328) which limit the political activities of employees whose principal employment activities are funded in whole or in part with Federal funds.

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Will comply, as applicable, with the provisions of the DavisBacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a to 276a-7), the Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 276c and 18 U.S.C. 874) and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C.  327-333), regarding labor standards for federally assisted construction subagreements.

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Will comply with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 (16 U.S.C. 1721 et seq.) related to protecting components or potential components of the national wild and scenic rivers system.

10. Will comply, if applicable, with flood insurance purchase requirements of Section 102(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-234) which requires recipients in a special flood hazard area to participate in the program and to purchase flood insurance if the total cost of insurable construction and acquisition is $10,000 or more. 11. Will comply with environmental standards which may be prescribed pursuant to the following: (a) institution of environmental quality control measures under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190) and Executive Order (EO) 11514; (b) notification of violating facilities pursuant to EO 11738; (c) protection of wetlands pursuant to EO 11990; (d) evaluation of flood hazards in floodplains in accordance with EO 11988; (e) assurance of project consistency with the approved State management program developed under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.); (f) conformity of Federal actions to State (Clear Air) Implementation Plans under Section 176(c) of the Clear Air Act of 1955, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.); (g) protection of underground sources of drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, as amended, (P.L. 93-523); and (h) protection of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, (P.L. 93-205).

13. Will assist the awarding agency in assuring compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470), EO 11593 (identification and protection of historic properties), and the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 469a-1 et seq.). 14. Will comply with P.L. 93-348 regarding the protection of human subjects involved in research, development, and related activities supported by this award of assistance. 15. Will comply with the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966 (P.L. 89-544, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.) pertaining to the care, handling, and treatment of warm blooded animals held for research, teaching, or other activities supported by this award of assistance. 16. Will comply with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. 4801 et seq.) which prohibits the use of leadbased paint in construction or rehabilitation of residence structures. 17. Will cause to be performed the required financial and compliance audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and OMB Circular No. A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. 18. Will comply with all applicable requirements of all other Federal laws, executive orders, regulations and policies governing this program.

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Standard Form 424B (Rev. 7-97) Back

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Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
Complete this form to disclose lobbying activities pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1352 (See reverse for public burden disclosure) 1. Type of Federal Action: a. contract ____ b. grant c. cooperative agreement d. loan e. loan guarantee f. loan insurance 2. Status of Federal Action: a. bid/offer/application _____ b. initial award c. post-award 3. Report Type: a. initial filing _____ b. material change

For material change only: Year _______ quarter _______ Date of last report___________ 5. If Reporting Entity in No. 4 is Subawardee, Enter Name and Address of Prime:

4. Name and Address of Reporting Entity: ____ Prime _____ Subawardee Tier______, if Known:

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Congressional District, if known: Federal Department/Agency:

Congressional District, if known: 7. Federal Program Name/Description: CFDA Number, if applicable: __________________

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Federal Action Number, if known:

9. Award Amount, if known: $ b. Individuals Performing Services (including address if different from No. 10a) (last name, first name, MI):

10. a. Name and Address of Lobbying Registrant (if individual, last name, first name, MI):

11. Information requested through this form is authorized by title 31 U.S.C. section 1352. This disclosure of lobbying activities is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed by the tier above when this transaction was made or entered into. This disclosure is required pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1352. This information will be reported to the Congress semi-annually and will be available for public inspection. Any person who fails to file the required disclosure shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure. Federal Use Only

Signature: __________________________________ Print Name: _____ Title: _____ Telephone No.: ____________ Date: _______

Authorized for Local Reproduction Standard Form - LLL (Rev. 7-97)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETION OF SF-LLL, DISCLOSURE OF LOBBYING ACTIVITIES This disclosure form shall be completed by the reporting entity, whether subawardee or prime Federal recipient, at the initiation or receipt of a covered Federal action, or a material change to a previous filing, pursuant to title 31 U.S.C. section 1352. The filing of a form is required for each payment or agreement to make payment to any lobbying entity for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with a covered Federal action. Complete all items that apply for both the initial filing and material change report. Refer to the implementing guidance published by the Office of Management and Budget for additional information. 1. Identify the type of covered Federal action for which lobbying activity is and/or has been secured to influence the outcome of a covered Federal action. 2. Identify the status of the covered Federal action.

3. Identify the appropriate classification of this report. If this is a followup report caused by a material change to the information previously reported, enter the year and quarter in which the change occurred. Enter the date of the last previously submitted report by this reporting entity for this covered Federal action. 4. Enter the full name, address, city, State and zip code of the reporting entity. Include Congressional District, if known. Check the appropriate classification of the reporting entity that designates if it is, or expects to be, a prime or subaward recipient. Identify the tier of the subawardee, e.g., the first subawardee of the prime is the 1st tier. Subawards include but are not limited to subcontracts, subgrants and contract awards under grants. 5. If the organization filing the report in item 4 checks “Subawardee,” then enter the full name, address, city, State and zip code of the prime Federal recipient. Include Congressional District, if known. 6. Enter the name of the federal agency making the award or loan commitment. Include at least one organizational level below agency name, if known. For example, Department of Transportation, United States Coast Guard. 7. Enter the Federal program name or description for the covered Federal action (item 1). If known, enter the full Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for grants, cooperative agreements, loans, and loan commitments. 8. Enter the most appropriate Federal identifying number available for the Federal action identified in item 1 (e.g., Request for Proposal (RFP) number; Invitations for Bid (IFB) number; grant announcement number; the contract, grant, or loan award number; the application/proposal control number assigned by the Federal agency). Included prefixes, e.g., “RFPDE-90-001.” 9. For a covered Federal action where there has been an award or loan commitment by the Federal agency, enter the Federal amount of the award/loan commitment for the prime entity identified in item 4 or 5. 10. (a) Enter the full name, address, city, State and zip code of the lobbying registrant under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 engaged by the reporting entity identified in item 4 to influence the covered Federal action. (b) Enter the full names of the individual(s) performing services, and include full address if different from 10(a). Enter Last Name, First Name, and Middle Initial (MI). 11. The certifying official shall sign and date the form, print his/her name, title, and telephone number.

According to the Paperwork Reduction Act, as amended, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control Number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is OMB No. 0348-0046. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0348-0046), Washington, DC 20503

Appendix Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs This appendix applies to each program that is subject to the requirements of Executive Order 12372 (Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs) and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. The objective of the Executive order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and to strengthen federalism by relying on State and local processes for State and local government coordination and review of proposed Federal financial assistance. Applicants must contact the appropriate State Single Point of Contact to find out about, and to comply with, the State's process under Executive Order 12372. Applicants proposing to perform activities in more than one State should immediately contact the Single Point of Contact for each of those States and follow the procedure established in each of those States under the Executive order. A listing containing the Single Point of Contact for each State is included in this appendix. In States that have not established a process or chosen a program for review, State, areawide, regional, and local entities may submit comments directly to the Department. Any State Process Recommendation and other comments submitted by a State Single Point of Contact and any comments from State, areawide, regional, and local entities must be mailed or hand-delivered by the date indicated in the actual application notice to the following address: The Secretary, EO 12372--CFDA# [commenter must insert number--including suffix letter, if any], U.S. Department of Education, room 7W301, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202.

Proof of mailing will be determined on the same basis as applications (see 34 CFR 75.102). Recommendations or comments may be hand-delivered until 4:30 p.m. (Washington, DC time) on the date indicated in the actual application notice. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE ADDRESS IS NOT THE SAME ADDRESS AS THE ONE TO WHICH THE APPLICANT SUBMITS ITS COMPLETED APPLICATION. DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

STATE SINGLE POINTS OF CONTACT (SPOCs) It is estimated that in 2004 the Federal Government will outlay $400 billion in grants to State and local governments. Executive Order 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs," was issued with the desire to foster the intergovernmental partnership and strengthen federalism by relying on State and local processes for the coordination and review of proposed Federal financial assistance and direct Federal development. The Order allows each State to designate an entity to perform this function. Below is the official list of those entities. For those States that have a home page for their designated entity, a direct link has been provided on the official version: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/spoc.html. States that are not listed on this page have chosen not to participate in the intergovernmental review process, and therefore do not have a SPOC. If you are located within one of these States, you may still send application materials directly to a Federal awarding agency.

Contact information for Federal agencies that award grants can be found in The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Contents Page. You can access Appendix IV by Agency [http://12.46.245.173/CFDA/appx4_web.pdf] or by State [http://12.46.245.173/CFDA/appx4_web_state.pdf].

ARKANSAS Tracy L. Copeland Manager, State Clearinghouse Office of Intergovernmental Services Department of Finance and Administration 1515 W. 7th Street, Room 412 Little Rock, Arkansas 72203 Telephone: (501) 682-1074 FAX: (501) 682-5206 tracy.copeland@dfa.state.ar.us DELAWARE Sandra R. Stump Executive Department Office of the Budget 540 S. Dupont Highway , 3rd Floor Dover, Delaware 19901 Telephone: (302) 739-3323 FAX: (302) 739-5661 sandy.stump@state.de.us

CALIFORNIA Grants Coordination State Clearinghouse Office of Planning and Research P.O. Box 3044, Room 222 Sacramento, California 95812-3044 Telephone: (916) 445-0613 FAX: (916) 323-3018 State.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Marlene Jefferson DC Government Office of Partnerships and Grants Development 414 4th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 Telephone: (202) 727-6518 FAX: (202) 727-1652 marlene.Jefferson@dc.gov

FLORIDA Lauren P. Milligan Florida State Clearinghouse Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard Mall Station 47 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 Telephone: (850) 245-2161 FAX: (850) 245-2190 Lauren.Milligan@dep.state.fl.us ILLINOIS Roukaya McCaffrey Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities 620 East Adams, 6th Floor Springfield, Illinois, 62701 Telephone: (217) 524-0188 FAX: (217) 558-0473 roukaya_mccaffrey@illinoisbiz.biz KENTUCKY Ron Cook The Governor’s Office for Local Development 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340 Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 Telephone: (502) 573-2382 / (800) 3465606 FAX: (502) 573-2512 Ron.Cook@Ky.Gov MARYLAND Linda C. Janey, J.D. Director, Capital Planning and Development Review Maryland Department of Planning 301 West Preston Street, Room 1104 Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2305 Telephone: (410) 767-4490 FAX: (410) 767-4480 linda@mail.op.state.md.us MISSISSIPPI Mildred Tharpe Clearinghouse Officer Department of Finance and Administration 1301 Woolfolk Building, Suite E 501 North West Street Jackson, Mississippi 39201 Telephone: (601) 359-6762 Fax: (601) 359-6758

GEORGIA Barbara Jackson Georgia State Clearinghouse 270 Washington Street, SW, 8th Floor Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-3855 FAX: (404) 656-7901 gach@mail.opb.state.ga.us

IOWA Kathy Mable Iowa Department of Management State Capitol Building Room G12 1007 E Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50319 Telephone: (515) 281-8834 FAX: (515) 242-5897 Kathy.Mable@iowa.gov MAINE Joyce Benson State Planning Office 184 State Street 38 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333 Telephone: (207) 287-3261 (direct): (207) 287-1461 FAX: (207) 287-6489 joyce.benson@state.me.us MICHIGAN Richard Pfaff Southeast Michigan Council of Governments 535 Griswold, Suite 300 Detroit, Michigan 48226 Telephone: (313) 961-4266 FAX: (313) 961-4869 pfaff@semcog.org MISSOURI Federal Assistance Clearinghouse Office of Administration P.O. Box 809 Truman Building, Room 840 Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 Telephone: (573) 751-4834 FAX: (573) 522-4395 igr@mail.oa.state.mo.us

NEVADA Michael Stafford Department of Administration State Clearinghouse 209 E. Musser Street, Room 200 Carson City, Nevada 89701 Telephone: (775) 684-0209 FAX: (775) 684-0260 mstafford@budget.state.nv.us

NEW YORK Linda Shkrell Office of Public Security Homeland Security Grants Coordination 633 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10017 Telephone: (212) 867-1289 FAX: (212) 867-1725 RHODE ISLAND Joyce Karger Department of Administration One Capitol Hill Providence Rhode Island 02908-5870 Telephone: (401) 222-6181 FAX: (401) 222-2083 jkarger@doa.state.ri.us TEXAS Denise S. Francis Director, State Grants Team Governor’s Office of Budget and Planning P.O. Box 12428 Austin, Texas 78711 Telephone: (512) 305-9415 FAX: (512) 936-2681 dfrancis@governor.state.tx.us

NEW HAMPSHIRE MaryAnn Manoogian Director, New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning Attn: Intergovernmental Review Process Benjamin Frost 57 Regional Drive Concord, New Hampshire 03301-8519 Telephone: (603) 271-2155 FAX: (603) 271-2615 irp@nh.gov NORTH DAKOTA Jim Boyd ND Department of Commerce 1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 2 P.O. Box 2057 Bismarck, North Dakota 58502-2057 Telephone: (701) 328-2676 FAX: (701) 328-2308 jboyd@state.nd.us SOUTH CAROLINA SC Clearinghouse Budget and Control Board Office of State Budget 1201 Main Street, Suite 950 Columbia, South Carolina 29201 Telephone: (803) 734-0494 FAX: (803) 734-0645 clearinghouse@budget.state.sc.us UTAH Sophia DiCaro Utah State Clearinghouse Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget Utah Capitol Complex Suite E210, P.O. Box 142210 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2210 Telephone: (801) 538-1027 FAX: (801) 538-1547 ddicaro@utah.gov

WEST VIRGINIA Fred Cutlip, Director Community Development Division West Virginia Development Office Building #6, Room 553 Charleston, West Virginia 25305 Telephone: (304) 558-4010 FAX: (304) 558-3248 fcutlip@wvdo.org AMERICAN SAMOA PAT M. GALEA'I FEDERAL GRANTS/PROGRAMS COORDINATOR OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS/OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Department of Commerce American Samoa Government Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 Telephone: (684) 633-5155 Fax: (684) 633-4195 pmgaleai@samoatelco.com NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS Ms. Jacoba T. Seman Federal Programs Coordinator Office of Management and Budget Office of the Governor Saipan, MP 96950 Telephone: (670) 664-2289 FAX: (670) 664-2272 omb.jseman@saipan.com VIRGIN ISLANDS Ira Mills Director, Office of Management and Budget # 41 Norre Gade Emancipation Garden Station, Second Floor Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802 Telephone: (340) 774-0750 FAX: (787) 776-0069 Irmills@usvi.org

WISCONSIN Jeff Smith Section Chief, Federal/State Relations Wisconsin Department of Administration 101 East Wilson Street, 6th Floor P.O. Box 7868 Madison, Wisconsin 53707 Telephone: (608) 266-0267 FAX: (608) 267-6931 jeffrey.smith@doa.state.wi.us GUAM Director Bureau of Budget and Mgmt. Research Office of the Governor P.O. Box 2950 Agana, Guam 96910 Telephone: 011-671-472-2285 FAX: 011-671-472-2825 jer@ns.gov.gu

PUERTO RICO Jose Caballero / Mayra Silva Puerto Rico Planning Board Federal Proposals Review Office Minillas Government Center P.O. Box 41119 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00940-1119 Telephone: (787) 723-6190 FAX: (787) 722-6783

Changes to this list can be made only after OMB is notified by a State’s officially designated representative. E-mail messages can be sent to ephillips@omb.eop.gov. If you prefer, you may send correspondence to the following postal address: Attn: Grants Management Office of Management and Budget New Executive Office Building, Suite 6025

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OMB Control No. 1890-0007 (Exp. 11/30/2007) NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS The purpose of this enclosure is to inform you about a new provision in the Department of Education's General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) that applies to applicants for new grant awards under Department programs. This provision is Section 427 of GEPA, enacted as part of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Public Law (P.L.) 103-382). To Whom Does This Provision Apply? Section 427 of GEPA affects applicants for new grant awards under this program. ALL APPLICANTS FOR NEW AWARDS MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION IN THEIR APPLICATIONS TO ADDRESS THIS NEW PROVISION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FUNDING UNDER THIS PROGRAM. (If this program is a State-formula grant program, a State needs to provide this description only for projects or activities that it carries out with funds reserved for State-level uses. In addition, local school districts or other eligible applicants that apply to the State for funding need to provide this description in their applications to the State for funding. The State would be responsible for ensuring that the school district or other local entity has submitted a sufficient section 427 statement as described below.) What Does This Provision Require? Section 427 requires each applicant for funds (other than an individual person) to include in its application a description of the steps the applicant proposes to take to ensure equitable access to, and participation in, its Federallyassisted program for students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries with special needs. This provision allows applicants discretion in developing the required description. The statute highlights six types of barriers that can impede equitable access or participation: gender, race, national origin, color, disability, or age. Based on local circumstances, you should determine whether these or other barriers may prevent your students, teachers, etc. from such access or participation in, the Federally-funded project or activity. The description in your application of steps to be taken to overcome these barriers need not be lengthy; you may provide a clear and succinct description of how you plan to address those barriers that are applicable to your circumstances. In addition, the information may be provided in a single narrative, or, if appropriate, may be discussed in connection with related topics in the application.

Section 427 is not intended to duplicate the requirements of civil rights statutes, but rather to ensure that, in designing their projects, applicants for Federal funds address equity concerns that may affect the ability of certain potential beneficiaries to fully participate in the project and to achieve to high standards. Consistent with program requirements and its approved application, an applicant may use the Federal funds awarded to it to eliminate barriers it identifies. What are Examples of How an Applicant Might Satisfy the Requirement of This Provision? The following examples may help illustrate how an applicant may comply with Section 427. (1) An applicant that proposes to carry out an adult literacy project serving, among others, adults with limited English proficiency, might describe in its application how it intends to distribute a brochure about the proposed project to such potential participants in their native language. (2) An applicant that proposes to develop instructional materials for classroom use might describe how it will make the materials available on audio tape or in braille for students who are blind. (3) An applicant that proposes to carry out a model science program for secondary students and is concerned that girls may be less likely than boys to enroll in the course, might indicate how it intends to conduct "outreach" efforts to girls, to encourage their enrollment. We recognize that many applicants may already be implementing effective steps to ensure equity of access and participation in their grant programs, and we appreciate your cooperation in responding to the requirements of this provision.

Estimated Burden Statement for GEPA Requirements According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1890-0007. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 1.5 hours per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: Director, Grants Policy and Oversight Staff, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-4250.

The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) What is GPRA? The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) is a straightforward statute that requires all federal agencies to manage their activities with attention to the consequences of those activities. Each agency is to clearly state what it intends to accomplish, identify the resources required, and periodically report their progress to the Congress. In so doing, it is expected that the GPRA will contribute to improvements in accountability for the expenditures of public funds, improve congressional decision-making through more objective information on the effectiveness of federal programs, and promote a new government focus on results, service delivery, and customer satisfaction. How has the Department of Education Responded to the GPRA Requirements? As required by GPRA, the Department of Education has prepared a strategic plan for 2002-2007. This plan reflects the Department’s priorities and integrates them with its mission and program authorities and describes how the Department will work to improve education for all children and adults in the United States. The Department’s goals, as listed in the plan, are: Goal 1: Create a Culture of Achievement Goal 2: Improve Student Achievement Goal 3: Develop Safe Schools and Strong Character Goal 4: Transform Education into an Evidence-based Field Goal 5: Enhance the Quality of and Access to Postsecondary and Adult Education Goal 6: Establish Management Excellence The performance indicators for the International Education Programs are part of the Department’s plan for meeting Goal 5: Enhance the Quality of and Access to Postsecondary and Adult Education. What are the Performance Indicators for the International Education Programs? The Department’s specific goal for the International Education programs is "to meet the nation's security and economic needs through the development and maintenance of a national capacity in foreign languages, and area and international studies.” The Department has established objectives and performance indicators for the Title VI and Fulbright Hays programs and data are collected through the Evaluation of Exchange, Language, Area and International Studies (EELIAS) performance reporting system. The indicators for the International Education programs focus on the following areas: (1) expansion of critical languages; (2) employment in field; and (3) improved language competency. All grantees are required to submit annual performance reports through EELIAS that describe the projects' accomplishments and provide GPRA data. Data collected from each of the fourteen International Education programs are used to assess the success of meeting the performance objectives.

The Evaluation of Exchange, Language, International and Area Studies On August 25, 2000, the Office of Management and Budget approved the Evaluation of Exchange, Language and Area Studies (EELIAS) electronic performance reporting system for collecting performance narratives and project data for all Title VI programs. If your project is awarded a new FY 2006 Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) program grant, you will be required to submit your annual performance reports using EELIAS. EELIAS is designed to collect comparable performance information across Title VI programs. In addition to providing evaluation data to inform the federal strategic planning and budget processes, the performance reports assist IEPS program officers in determining grantees’ progress toward meeting the approved project objectives and whether to make continuation awards in subsequent fiscal years.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANT AND CONTRACT PROGRAMS GRANTS Applicants for grants from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) have to compete for limited funds. Deadlines assure all applicants that they will be treated fairly and equally, without last minute haste. For these reasons, ED must set strict deadlines for grant applications. Prospective applicants can avoid disappointment if they understand that: Failure to meet a deadline will mean that an applicant will be rejected without any consideration. The rules, including the deadline, for applying for each grant are published, individually, in the Federal Register. A one-year subscription to the Register may be obtained by sending $555.00 to: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402-9371. (Send check or money order only, no cash or stamps.) In addition, the Federal Register is available on-line for free on Government Printing Office (GPO) Access: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Depository Library location and Federal Register services: http://www.nara.gov/fedreg. The instructions in the Federal Register must be followed exactly. Do not accept any other advice you may receive. No ED employee is authorized to extend any deadline published in the Register. No ED employees are authorized to extend any deadline published in the Federal Register. Questions regarding submission of applications may be addressed to: U.S. Department of Education Application Control Center Washington, D.C. 20202-4725 CONTRACTS Competitive procurement actions undertaken by the ED are governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulations and implementing Department of Education Acquisition Regulations. Generally, prospective competitive procurement actions are synopsized in the Commerce Business Daily (CBD). Prospective offerors are therein advised of the nature of the procurement and where to apply for copies of the Request for Proposals (RFP). All of ED’s RFP’s are now available on-line for downloading at the following url: http://www.ed.gov/offices/ocfo/contracts/currrfp.html. Offerors are advised to be guided solely by the contents of the CBD synopsis and the instructions contained in the RFP. Questions regarding the submission of offers should be addressed to the Contracts Specialist identified on the face page of the RFP. Offers are judged in competition with others, and failure to conform with any substantive requirements of the RFP will result in rejection of the offer without any consideration whatever. Do not accept any advice you receive that is contrary to instructions contained in either the CBD synopsis or the RFP. No ED employee is authorized to consider a proposal which is non-responsive to the RFP. A subscription to the CBD is available for $208.00 per year via second class mailing or $261.00 per year via first class mailing. Information included in the Federal Acquisition Regulation is contained in Title 48, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1 ($49.00). The foregoing publication may be obtained by sending your check or money order only, no cash or stamps, to: Superintendent of Documents U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. 20402-9371 In addition, the Commerce Business Daily is available on-line for free at the following url: http://cbdnet.access.gpo.gov/. The Federal Acquisition Regulations are available on-line at the following url: http://www.arnet.gov/far/. In an effort to be certain this important information is widely disseminated, this notice is being included in all ED mail to the public. You may therefore, receive more than one notice. If you do, we apologize for any annoyance it may cause you. ED FORM 5348, 7/01

Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants
OMB No. 1890-0014 Exp. 1/31/2006

Purpose: The Federal government is committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants, small or large, non-religious or faith-based, have an equal opportunity to compete for Federal funding. In order for us to better understand the population of applicants for Federal funds, we are asking nonprofit private organizations (not including private universities) to fill out this survey. Upon receipt, the survey will be separated from the application. Information provided on the survey will not be considered in any way in making funding decisions and will not be included in the Federal grants database. While your help in this data collection process is greatly appreciated, completion of this survey is voluntary. Instructions for Submitting the Survey: If you are applying using a hard copy application, please place the completed survey in an envelope labeled “Applicant Survey.” Seal the envelope and include it along with your application package If you are applying electronically please submit this survey along with your application

Applicant’s (Organization) Name: ______________________________________________________________ Applicant’s DUNS Number: ___________________________________________________________________

Grant Name: ____________________________________________________CFDA Number: _____________

1.

Does the applicant have 501(c)(3) status? Yes No

4. Is the applicant a faith-based/religious organization? Yes No

2. How many full-time equivalent employees does the applicant have? (Check only one box). 3 or Fewer 4-5 6-14 15-50 51-100 over 100

5. Is the applicant a non-religious communitybased organization? Yes No

6. Is the applicant an intermediary that will manage the grant on behalf of other organizations? Yes No

3. What is the size of the applicant’s annual budget? (Check only one box.) Less Than $150,000 $150,000 - $299,999 $300,000 - $499,999 $500,000 - $999,999 $1,000,000 - $4,999,999 $5,000,000 or more

7. Has the applicant ever received a government grant or contract (Federal, State, or local )? Yes No

8. Is the applicant a local affiliate of a national organization? Yes No

SURVEY INSTRUCTIONS ON ENSURING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR APPLICANTS

Provide the applicant’s (organization) name and DUNS number and the grant name and CFDA number. 1. 501(c)(3) status is a legal designation provided on application to the Internal Revenue Service by eligible organizations. Some grant programs may require nonprofit applicants to have 501(c)(3) status. Other grant programs do not. 2. For example, two part-time employees who each work half-time equal one full-time equivalent employee. If the applicant is a local affiliate of a national organization, the responses to survey questions 2 and 3 should reflect the staff and budget size of the local affiliate. 3. Annual budget means the amount of money your organization spends each year on all of its activities. 4. Self-identify. 5. An organization is considered a community-based organization if its headquarters/service location shares the same zip code as the clients you serve. 6. An “intermediary” is an organization that enables a group of small organizations to receive and manage government funds by administering the grant on their behalf. 7. Self-explanatory. 8. Self-explanatory.

Paperwork Burden Statement According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1890-0014. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average five (5) minutes per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 2202-4651.

If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this form, write directly to: Joyce I. Mays, Application Control Center, U.S. Department of Education, 7th and D Streets, SW, ROB-3, Room 3671, Washington, D.C. 20202-4725

OMB No. 1890-0014 Exp. 1/31/2006